Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day:

“Today we mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day when the world comes together to solemnly remember the six million Jews and millions of others who perished at the hands of the Nazis. We mourn those who lost their lives during one of history’s darkest moments and must ensure their lives were not lost in vain.

“And as we mourn these victims, we also honor the survivors and those righteous among the nations who fought against this unspeakable evil. We must constantly strive to honor their legacies through our words and actions. I am proud to have worked with President Obama and my colleagues in both houses of Congress to ensure these heroes have the proper dignity, comfort and security for the remainder of their lives.

“On this International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which also marks the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, let us recommit ourselves to honoring the lives we lost, the heroes still with us, and the indisputable tenet that these atrocities never happen again.”