Today, HRC joined the international community to honor the six million Jews murdered and millions of others victimized, including members of the LGBTQ community, under Nazi Germany before and during World War II.
“Today, we honor the millions of lives lost in one of the darkest and most inhumane chapters in all of human history,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “More than seven decades since the liberation of Nazi concentration and death camps, the horrors of the Holocaust continue to haunt our world in the lives cut short, the dreams unfulfilled and in the enduring pain of those who survived. As we remember the more than six million Jews, LGBTQ people, religious and other minorities and people with disabilities murdered and oppressed by the Nazi regime, we must recommit ourselves to standing against anti-Semitism, despotism and bigotry in all of its forms, whether here at home or around the world.”
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