search

‘A crime unique in human history’

President Barack Obama pauses in contemplation after laying a wreath in memory of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, at Yad Vashem on Friday (photo credit: Channel 2 screenshot)
President Barack Obama pauses in contemplation after laying a wreath in memory of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, at Yad Vashem on Friday (photo credit: Channel 2 screenshot)

Obama then reads out the verse from Isaiah from which the name “Yad Vashem” is taken.

He says this is second visit to Yad Vashem, and mentions a visit to Buchenwald.

“We see how evil can, for a moment in time, triumph,” he says, calling the Holocaust “a crime unique in human history.”

He says there is no place for racism or anti-Semitism.

But after the darkness of the halls of Yad Vashem, he says, one emerges to a view of the Jerusalem forest, and “the sun shining over the historic homeland of the Jewish people.”

comments
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed