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Trump Proclaims a Week of Holocaust Remembrance

President Donald Trump declared a week of “Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust” in an official proclamation on Friday 17 April 2020, while speaking of his administration’s ongoing “efforts to combat racist and anti-Semitic discrimination.” The week of remembrance began on Sunday 19 April 2020. Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, began on Monday evening 20 April 2020. Trump noted that “among those murdered in the Holocaust were 6 million Jewish men, women, and children who became victims of the Third Reich’s unthinkably evil ‘Final Solution.'” Trump acknowledged that American Jews still face persecution and pointed to his executive order on anti-Semitism issued in December 2019. The order directs “robust” enforcement of existing civil rights protections for Jews on college campuses under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - which says attackers target Jews because they perceive them to be a race or having a shared national identity. (VFI News)