President Biden proclaimed April 4 through April 11, 2021, as a week of observance of the Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, and called upon the people of the United States to pause to remember victims and survivors of the Holocaust.
The United States Congress established Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is responsible for leading the nation in observing Days of Remembrance and for encouraging observances throughout the United States.
This year, we commemorated Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — on April 8, 2021, and the Museum held a virtual ceremony featuring remarks by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, who spoke on the importance of Holocaust remembrance and the personal impact of his family’s experience. Watch Secretary Blinken’s remarks above or here.