On Holocaust Remembrance Day Yesterday, Jews Around The World Memorialized The Six Million Jews Who Died In Hitler’s Concentration Camps. In Israel, On Yom Hashoah, Torches Were Lit And The Prime Minister, President And Chief Rabbi’s Recited Prayers In Honor Of The Victims Of The Nazis. In Poland, Mourners Marched Between The Auschwitz And Birkenau Death Camps. American Jews Wept For The Six Million But Also Because The Republican Party Is Being Led By A White Nationalist, Anti-Semitism Is At An All-Time High, And Nazi’s Feel Free To Chant “Jews Will Not Replace Us” And Feel Emboldened By Trump’s Support.
On April 27th, ceremonies are held around the world to remember those who perished in the death camps in Germany, Poland and other European countries during World War II. Flags are lowered, prayers are recited, ashes of those who perished are buried and tears care shed. From these observances, Jews commit to continue the fight against anti-Semitism and the threat to the survival of Israel as the homeland of the Jews.
After the election of Donald Trump and since his defeat, the rise of white nationalist activity in mainstream conservative politics has reminded American Jews that Nazism is alive in the US as part of Trump’s base of supporters. During the Jan. 6th insurrection, members of the Trump mob wore t-shirts with anti-Jewish sayings while attacking the Capitol with a level of hatred and white supremacy reminiscent of Hitlers reign of terror.