LOS ANGELES, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today commemorated Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, at the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.
“It was a great honor to be included in today’s events marking Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. The Museum itself is a unique monument to the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust. As an arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Museum has been engaging California communities for nearly two decades, helping educate students about this dark chapter in human history and ensuring that the victims of the Holocaust are never forgotten.
“Today’s program featured a speech by The Honorable Irwin Cotler, a remarkable man who has devoted his life to fighting injustice and to making sure those responsible for injustice are held to account. His story is a reminder that the struggle continues and that we must remain vigilant.
“This day of remembrance is also a day of reflection, a time to bear witness to the mistakes of the past and the horrible price paid by so many for the failure to confront the rhetoric of genocide before it was put it into action. Today, as we remember the Holocaust, we are keenly aware that the Iranian regime and its fanatical allies are threatening to ‘wipe Israel off the map.’ We must not deceive ourselves into believing that such threats are idle. As we remember the Holocaust, we must resolve to confront this threat directly. Our promise today is ‘Never Again.’”
The Museum of Tolerance was established in 1993 and serves to demonstrate to visitors the effects bigotry and discrimination have on our society today and in the past. The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international human rights organization committed to fostering respect and cultural awareness through civic engagement and education.