Days of Remembrance

On April 25, 2017, the U.S. Holocaust Museum Days of Remembrance Ceremony was held in the Capitol Rotunda. Speakers included President Donald J. Trump, Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, Chair of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council Tom A. Bernstein, and Director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Sara J. Bloomfield. (Photo by Eric Connolly)

On April 25, 2017, the U.S. Holocaust Museum Days of Remembrance Ceremony was held in the Capitol Rotunda. Speakers included President Donald J. Trump, Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, Chair of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council Tom A. Bernstein, and Director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Sara J. Bloomfield. (Photo by Eric Connolly)

Army soldiers carried 36 flags into the Capitol Rotunda—one for each of the Army divisions that liberated the concentration camps of Nazi Germany during the Second World War. (Photo by Phi Nguyen)

Army soldiers carried 36 flags into the Capitol Rotunda—one for each of the Army divisions that liberated the concentration camps of Nazi Germany during the Second World War. (Photo by Phi Nguyen)

Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer spoke at the ceremony. 'On this solemn day, let us remember those who perished in the Holocaust and the horrors that they and the survivors endured.' (Photo by Phi Nguyen)

Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer spoke at the ceremony. "On this solemn day, let us remember those who perished in the Holocaust and the horrors that they and the survivors endured." (Photo by Phi Nguyen)

Survivors of the Holocaust were in attendance during the April 25 ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. During the ceremony, speakers memorialized the late author, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. (Photo by Eric Connolly)

Survivors of the Holocaust were in attendance during the April 25 ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. During the ceremony, speakers memorialized the late author, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. (Photo by Eric Connolly)

Remembering the Victims of the Holocaust at the Capitol

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, soldiers filed into the Capitol Rotunda bearing the flags of each of the Army divisions that liberated the concentration camps of Nazi Germany during the U.S. Holocaust Museum Days of Remembrance Ceremony. The annual ceremony takes place in the Capitol to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.

President Donald J. Trump spoke at the event, thanking American veterans who liberated survivors from concentration camps. "Your sacrifice helped save freedom for the entire world."

Speakers at the ceremony memorialized the late author, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel who passed away in July 2016. "He lived through an endless nightmare of murder and death," said President Trump. "And he inscribed on our collective conscious the duty we have to remember that long dark night so as never to again repeat it."