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.”