President Trump's comments (text and video below) may be the most fawning and servile thing maybe I have ever heard Trump say; he essentially declares the Jews to be superior to the rest of us; he sanctifies the Holocaust as a religious experience to which we all must bow down (no word on the millions of Germans who died in the war; who cares about those losers?)
At Yad Vashem, Trump Bends Over Backwards to Make Up for Past Lapses on Holocaust
U.S. president uses trip to Yad Vashem to describe the Shoah as 'the most savage crime against God and his children,' and to laud the creation of the Jewish state
Judy Maltz / Haaretz / May 23, 2017 4:49 PM [Link]
Trump made his remarks at Yad Vashem after participating in a wreath-laying ceremony in its Hall of Remembrance. Unlike most foreign dignitaries, however, he did not visit the site’s world-renowned museum, which chronicles the history of the Holocaust.
During the visit, Trump was accompanied by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, First Lady Melania, his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner. Kushner is the grandson of Holocaust survivors.
Trump also used the opportunity to draw a connection between the Holocaust and the creation of a Jewish state. “This place and this entire nation,” he said, “are a testament to the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people and to the hope that light can shine the path beyond the darkness. Through persecution, oppression, death and destruction, the Jewish people have persevered. They have thrived, they have become so successful in so many places and they have enlightened the world. The State of Israel is a strong and soaring monument to the solemn pledge we repeat and affirm: Never again.”
Trump: "We are here at Yad Vashem to honor the memory of Six Million Jews
murdered in the Holocaust. Two thirds of the Jews in Europe were
sent to their deaths. Words can never describe the bottomless depths
of that evil, or the scope of the anguish and destruction. It was history's
darkest hour...as part of a systematic attempt to eliminate the Jewish
people. It was a the most savage crime against God and his Children,
and it is our solemn duty to mourn, to grieve, and to honot every
single life that was so cruelly and viciously taken."
Can anyone address this Oct. 1942 deportation to Riga? How do they know the ultimate fate of this girl?Prime Minister Netanyahu complimented Trump on his speech, describing it as “incredibly moving.”
“Thank you for taking such a strong stand for Israel and the Jewish people,” the Israeli leader said. “It comes from the heart of all of us.”
At the conclusion of the visit, Trump was presented with a replica of a personal journal that belonged to Ester Goldstein, a 16-year-old Jewish girl murdered in the Holocaust. Attending the ceremony was Margot Herschenbaum, Ester’s sister and only surviving member of her family.
Goldstein, who was born in Germany, was among 800 Jews deported in October 1942 to Riga, Latvia, where they were shot to death in a forest. Her diary – the original copy of which is stored in Yad Vashem – includes photos, illustrations and dedications. Her first entry was made when she was 11 years old and her last, about a month before she was deported.