Biden in remembrance day statement: ‘The Holocaust was no accident of history’

US president recalls neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville to highlight importance of internalizing lesson of ‘never again,’ says ‘deniers and minimizers’ are growing louder

President Joe Biden holds his face mask as he delivers remarks on COVID-19, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Washington. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Expressing concern over the increasingly amplified voice of Holocaust deniers, US President Joe Biden on Wednesday stressed the importance of passing down the lessons of the Nazi-perpetrated genocide to future generations, in a statement marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

“We must pass the history of the Holocaust on to our grandchildren and their grandchildren in order to keep real the promise of ‘never again,’ Biden said in the statement released by the White House. “That is how we prevent future genocides. Remembering the victims, heroes, and lessons of the Holocaust is particularly important today as Holocaust deniers and minimizers are growing louder in our public discourse.”