The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to those victims. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has designated Memories of Courage as the theme for 2002 Days of Remembrance observances in honor of those who took a stand against Nazi barbarism toward Jews, Roma (Gypsies) and others. Today, more than ever before, individual and communal acts of heroism during the Holocaust serve as a powerful example of how our nation and its citizens can – and must – respond to acts of hatred and inhumanity.
View highlights of the 2002 ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington, D.C.
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