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Obama visit to Buchenwald concentration camp a message to Holocaust deniers

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Below, a release from the UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM

UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT
OBAMA'S VISIT TO BUCHENWALD CONCENTRATION CAMP


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum welcomes President Obama's
decision to visit the Buchenwald concentration camp. Exactly 64 years ago
General Eisenhower deliberately visited Ohrdruf, a subcamp of Buchenwald, to
see firsthand the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis. He was so shocked by
what he encountered that he urged members of Congress, journalists and
others to visit and document the newly liberated camps so that no one in the
future could dismiss the atrocities as "propaganda."

Sadly, his fears were not unfounded as evidenced by the rise in Holocaust denial today. To the American soldiers who liberated Buchenwald, the camp starkly illustrated the
singular evil that was Nazism, and we remember the extraordinary sacrifices
made by the United States and its Allies to defeat Nazi Germany.

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While Obama rightfully slams the Holocaust deniers during his visit to the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Germany, While Obama rightfully slams the Holocaust deniers during his visit to the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Germany,he utters the following poignant words in his speech while standing next to Elie Wiesel,former Holocaust survivor. “This place teaches us that we must be ever-vigilant about the spread of evil, in our own time, that we must reject the false comfort that others’ suffering is not our problem. How in God’s Most Holy Name can Barack Obama or anyone else with a shred of conscience not see the same abortion holocaust going on in our own country that have thus far claimed the innocent lives of over 50-million helpless and defenseless babies in the womb?

Abortion continues this same spread of evil for it destroys the lives of those who try desperately to cling to life.

John McDougall
Retired Sheriff, Lee County Florida

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