Senator Ted Cruz issued a thoughtful and powerful statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day:

“Today, the world pauses on Holocaust Remembrance Day to remember the pure evil that engulfed the world more than 69 years ago as we celebrate the solemn anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland on January 27, 1945.

The Nazis built over 42,500 concentration camps all over Europe, which were used to systematically murder as many as 20 million people, 6 million of them Jews.These camps were specifically designed for mass imprisonment, torture, starvation, and death. Auschwitz-Birkenau served as one of the largest concentration camps that Hitler used in an attempt to implement the “Final Solution,” his plan to exterminate the Jewish people.

We must never forget these horrific atrocities, and let us take a moment to pray for the families who have suffered so brutally in this affront to humanity.

As we remember the victims of the Holocaust this year, the words “never forget” have a special meaning. We must recognize another brutal regime is threatening the destruction of the Jewish people and the West—once again. We must learn the hard lessons of World War II, recognize the true motivations of the Iranian regime, and unequivocally stand with our allies to ensure they never build the most destructive weapon the world has ever known.

Never forget, and never again.”

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