At Yad Vashem, President Trump Hails ‘Unbreakable Spirit’ of Jews

President Donald Trump (L) listens as Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu speaks following a ceremony at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Yerushalayim, Tuesday. (Government Press Office via Reuters)
Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev presents President Donald Trump a token of remembrance, an exact replica of the original Holocaust-era personal album that belonged to Ester Goldstein, who perished in the Holocaust. (Government Press Office via Reuters)

Speaking after a brief ceremony at Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust memorial in Yerushalayim, President Donald Trump said that it is a testament to the “unbreakable spirit” of the Jewish people.

President Trump says words can never describe the “bottomless depths” of the evil that led to the killing of 6 million Jews by the Nazis during World War II. President Trump called the period “history’s darkest hour” and says the only way to “prevent this agony from repeating” is to never “be silent in the face of evil.”

President Trump says the Holocaust was the most savage crime against G-d and his children.

The president said that everyone has a solemn duty to remember, mourn, grieve and honor every life that was extinguished during the Holocaust.

Wearing a skullcap, President Trump took part in a brief ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance and paid his respects to the 6 million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators.

President Trump rekindled the eternal flame, and he and the first lady laid a wreath of red and white flowers upon a stone slab. The slab sits atop an area of the museum where ashes of Holocaust victims from the extermination camps are buried.

President Trump was also accompanied by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Yad Vashem Chairman Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau and Yad Vashem Director Avner Shalev.