Yesterday, President Obama visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, alongside Elie Wiesel. He spoke of the United States' commitment to the pledge of 'never again'. You can read his full remarks here.
President Obama called the Holocaust "a crime unique in human history" and spoke of the achievable goal of preventing genocide and other atrocities. He will give America’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to Jan Karski, an officer in the Polish Underground who witnessed the crimes of the Holocaust and bravely recounted them to President Roosevelt and the public.
In a statement on Yom HaShoah last week, President Obama said: "On this day, and all days, we must do more than remember. We must resolve that 'never again' is more than an empty slogan. As individuals, we must guard against indifference in our hearts and recognize ourselves in our fellow human beings. As societies, we must stand against ignorance and anti-Semitism, including those who try to deny the Holocaust. As nations, we must do everything we can to prevent and end atrocities in our time."