NYCF Offers Holocaust Remembrance Day Remarks

Rochester, NY—January 27 marks the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Accordingly, the annual date is designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jason J. McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, offered the following remarks:

“On this International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor the memory of the six million Jewish lives lost as a result of Nazi genocide. This evil also resulted in the deaths of millions more who held religious beliefs not favored by fascists in political power. As a Christian organization, we acknowledge the Divine imprint on every human life. Regardless of nationality, ethnicity, sex, religious belief, skin color, age, or mental or physical impairment, each person is created in the image of God. This conviction causes the Christian community to cry out for the sanctity of human life and the strong defense of religious liberty. We must not only denounce the atrocities committed by a previous generation, but also speak the truth about atrocities that occur in our generation; those atrocities include the ongoing Uyghur genocide perpetrated by communist China and the ongoing devastation wrought by abortion. Today, we salute all Holocaust survivors, as well as all those who put their own lives on the line to bring the Holocaust to an end. We also stand against the hatred and anti-Semitism that—even in our day—hold the potential to bring about another Holocaust.”