Never Forget: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2023

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we reflect on the immense tragedy of the Shoah and remember the six million Jews horrifically murdered in the Holocaust. Today – and every day – we are committed to ensuring that the atrocities of Nazi Germany never happen again.

The horrors of the Holocaust are ingrained in our collective memory as an eternal call to remain vigilant and oppose antisemitism, bigotry, and hatred wherever it may emerge. As Jews, we understand the importance of ensuring that “never again” is more than a slogan; it must be a call to action.

Today, white supremacy, right-wing extremism, and Christian nationalism are on the rise in the United States, posing a direct threat to Jews, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and our democracy. Jewish Dems are sounding the alarm: White supremacy and extremism should have no place in our politics or country.

As we commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we are grateful for the Biden administration’s continued determination to combat antisemitism. Today, Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff and Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt are in Poland visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau in commemoration of this solemn day. We appreciate their leadership on behalf of the Biden White House, which is committed to protecting our community and never forgetting the atrocities of the Shoah.


Each week, in our “Meet the Members” series, we introduce you to a Jewish Dem in the 118th Congress. This week, we’re highlighting Rep. Jake Auchincloss (MA-04), who is serving his second term in the House. When asked about what motivated him as a Jewish Democrat and made him optimistic about our future, Rep. Auchincloss shared with JDCA the personal story of his family, which epitomizes the resilience and strength of Jewish Americans.


This week, Meta announced it would reinstate Trump to Facebook and Instagram in the lead-up to the 2024 Republican presidential primaries. As we said earlier this week, by reinstating Trump, Meta is amplifying a direct threat to the future of our democracy. This reckless decision underscores the importance of our work combating right-wing extremism and our sharp criticism of this decision was covered in Newsweek.


We hope you have a meaningful weekend.

Shabbat Shalom,

Hon. Ron Klein
Board Chair, Jewish Democratic Council of America

Halie Soifer
CEO, Jewish Democratic Council of America