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President Joseph Biden to Deliver Keynote Address at Museum's Annual Days of Remembrance Ceremony at U.S. Capitol

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House Speaker Mike Johnson and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries to Participate

WASHINGTON, DC – President Joseph Biden will deliver the keynote address at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Days of Remembrance at the United States Capitol on Tuesday, May 7, at 11 a.m. ET.  

Days of Remembrance was first held in 1979 and then later mandated by Congress as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. This year’s Days of Remembrance will be observed from Sunday, May 5, through Sunday, May 12.

“The commemoration reflects our nation’s solemn duty to remember the six million Jewish men, women and children systematically murdered in the Holocaust and the survivors, as well as the millions of other victims of Nazi persecution,” said Museum Chairman Stuart E. Eizenstat. “At this time of alarming antisemitism and Holocaust denial, remembering the history and lessons of the Holocaust is crucial. A deeply moving part of the ceremony is the moment survivors recall their lost loved ones and six candles are lit in memory of the victims. The observance also honors the American troops who fought to defeat Nazism and recognizes the U.S. Army divisions that liberated concentration camps. We are honored that President Biden will deliver the keynote address and that House Speaker Johnson and Minority Leader Jeffries will also participate. The combined presence of these leaders is an important statement to our nation at this very challenging moment.”

Every president since the Museum opened in 1993 has delivered the keynote address at this annual commemoration. The event will be live streamed at this link.

A nonpartisan federal, educational institution, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, dedicated to ensuring the permanence of Holocaust memory, understanding, and relevance. Through the power of Holocaust history, the Museum challenges leaders and individuals worldwide to think critically about their role in society and to confront antisemitism and other forms of hate, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.