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Published: Sat, February 04, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

White House Blocked Holocaust Statement That Explicitly Mentioned Jews


Asked if the White House was suggesting President Donald Trump didn't mention Jews as victims of the Holocaust because he didn't want to offend the other people the Nazis targeted and killed, Hicks replied, "it was our honor to issue a statement in remembrance of this important day".

Jonathan Greenblatt, director of the Anti-Defamation League, called the statement's omission "puzzling and troubling, while Steven Goldstein, executive director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, condemned Trump's "vague" language".

"As a child of Holocaust survivors whose parents and grandparents went to Auschwitz, and as a representative of the largest population of Holocaust survivors in the US, it is egregious and a slap in the face to the millions of Jews whose lives were forever changed as a result of the Holocaust", he said. This mess was complicated over the weekend when obvious anagram and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus went on the electric teevee machine and dug everyone an even deeper hole, leaving Spicer holding a not altogether well-constructed bag.

It is pretty shameless that President Donald Trump made a decision to wipe out all mention of the Jewish people who suffered during World War II from International Holocaust Remembrance Day statement.

At his daily press briefing at the White House on Monday, Spicer railed against critics, saying: "It is pathetic that people are picking on a statement". Yet, we know that in the darkest hours of humanity, light shines the brightest.‎ As we remember those who died, we are deeply grateful to those who risked their lives to save the innocent.

"Hearing that the White House Statement failed to mention Jewish people brought a sick feeling to my stomach", said, Abbi Epperson, sophomore in English education and Jewish student at PSU. "Together, we will make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world".

It is not the first such statement to omit explicit mention of Jews.

The State Department's Office of the Special Envoy on Holocaust Issues prepared a statement that it believed was written for Trump to use.

The Republican Jewish Coalition and the Zionist Organization of America both said the Jewish people should have been mentioned. "It is my hope that President Trump acknowledges this frightful mistake and issues an apology to the Jewish community", Hikind said.

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