WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Obama will commemorate the Holocaust at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
Obama will speak at the museum on April 23, less than a week after the official Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“He will give remarks commemorating the Holocaust and discuss how the United States is honoring the pledge of ‘Never again’ by developing a comprehensive strategy to prevent and respond to mass atrocities,” said a White House statement issued Tuesday.
Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah, will be marked this year on Thursday. Tim Geithner, the secretary of the treasury, will represent the Obama administration at the Capitol’s commemoration.