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Holocaust Remembrance commemorated in San Antonio

If you would like to commemorate here in San Antonio, you can visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum at 12500 Northwest Military Highway.

SAN ANTONIO — Friday, January 27, 2023, is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Events and commemorations are happening all around the world.

On this annual day, the UN urges every member state to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.

If you would like to commemorate here in San Antonio, you can visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum at 12500 Northwest Military Highway. The museum is open Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and has free admission.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum asks everyone to share their reflections about International Holocaust Remembrance Day on social media using #HolocaustRemembranceDay.

Additionally, President Joe Biden did issue a statement Thursday regarding Holocaust Remembrance Day. It reads in part:

Tomorrow, Jill and I will pause to mourn the six million Jews who were systematically and savagely murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Holocaust — and to grieve the Roma and Sinti, Slavs, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and political dissidents who were also killed. As we join nations around the world in bearing witness to this dark chapter in our shared history, we also honor survivors and their stories—pledging to always remember, and to keep faith with that sacred vow: “never again.”

Click here to read the full statement.

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