Germany’s ambassador to the U.S. talks about the “unspeakable horror” of the Holocaust during ceremonies to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
U.S. marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day
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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day Wednesday (January 27).
“This is a day not only dedicated to the memory of the Jews who were murdered, it is also about humanity, it is also especially about the lack of humanity during the Holocaust,” Arthur Berger, Director of Communications and External Affairs, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum said.
“We Germans today share your pain and the memory of the unspeakable horror, but most importantly we share a vision for our common future,” German Ambassador to the United States, Peter Wittig said.
The ceremony also included the reading of the names of some of the victims. A string quartet then performed the Hymn of the Partisans, which Berger explained has become the anthem of Jewish Partisans and Holocaust survivors.
The music was was followed by a moment of silence attendees lit candles that lined up a wall that read the names of five major concentration camps where Jewish victims of the Holocaust had been held by the Nazis.