Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States
Goal: Publicly recognize that Jews were the primary victims of the Holocaust.
A statement from the White House regarding International Holocaust Remembrance Day failed to mention Jewish people or anti-Semitism. Joe Crowley, a Democratic congressman, introduced a resolution calling on the White House to affirm that the Nazi regime targeted Jews, but Republicans have refused to hold a vote. The resolution would have confirmed that Congress knows the truth about what transpired under Adolf Hitler’s rule.
Donald Trump’s administration claims they neglected to mention Jews because other groups were targeted as well. Nationalist parties, such as those in Iran, Russia, and Hungary, are typically the ones to disregard that Hitler’s genocide was against Jewish people, and it is a disgrace that the United States’ government is showing an alliance with these views. Past administrations have been rational on this fact and have recognized the mass murder of this religious group, including America’s part in turning Jewish immigrants away to be sent back to camps. Please sign this petition to demand that the White House recognize the impact the Holocaust had on Jewish people.
Dear President Trump,
It is a known fact that Hitler’s Holocaust primarily targeted Jews. While your administration is correct that gypsies, communists, those with disabilities, etc. were also executed, his main obsession was eliminating Jewish people from planet Earth.
Failing to mention this important fact on International Holocaust Remembrance Day aligns your administration with nationalism. While being patriotic is wonderful, it is important to remember that the United States is one of many countries in the world and that we must recognize our part in some of the horrible atrocities that have afflicted various groups of people. I am writing to demand that the White House release a new statement recognizing that the Holocaust was a genocide of Jewish people.
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