Statement by President Joe Biden on Remembering the Holodomor

THE WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING ROOM STATEMENTS AND RELEASES NOVEMBER 23, 2022 Even as the brave Ukrainian people continue to defend their democracy and freedom from Russia’s brutal aggression, we pause to also honor the victims of past injustices and horrors inflicted on Ukraine. This November marks the anniversary of the Holodomor — “death by hunger.” …

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On the Anniversary of the Massacre at Babyn Yar: Joint Statement from Special Envoys for Holocaust Issues Condemning Russian Actions in Ukraine

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 MEDIA NOTE The text of the following statement was announced by the envoys for Holocaust issues or their equivalent from Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Romania, United Kingdom, and the United States of America on behalf of their Governments. Begin Text: We must never forget the …

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Ambassador Sullivan and U.S. Embassy in Russia Honor the Victims of the Siege of Leningrad

January 27, 2021 On the 77th anniversary of the lifting of the Siege of Leningrad, we honor the memory of the brave citizens and defenders of the City of Leningrad who endured and fought during one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history. Our wreath-laying today respects their humanity and bravery amidst unprecedented …

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A look back at how presidents made history with executive orders

President Trump has signed many documents since his January 20 inauguration. These documents set out Trump’s policies on health care and international trade, among other things. Some of these measures are called executive orders. Others are considered White House or presidential memoranda. So what’s the difference? Executive orders vs. memoranda Both executive orders and memoranda …

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“Never forget. Never again.” A blog post by Ambassador Tefft.

Today marks the 72nd anniversary of an act of heroism of the Soviet Army — the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. In remembering this historic day, we are called to reflect on the horrors of the Holocaust and honor the six million Jews and millions of Slavs, Roma, Jehovah’s Witnesses, persons with disabilities, and …

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Statement by the President on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

“It is with a heavy heart and somber mind that we remember and honor the victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust. It is impossible to fully fathom the depravity and horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror. “Yet, we know that in the darkest hours of humanity, light shines the brightest.‎ As we remember …

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28 Historic Documents to Return to Russia

The Return of 28 Historic Documents Repatriated to Russia The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Cultural Property, Art, and Antiquities Program (CPAA) will repatriate 28 documents of historical value to the Russian government in a ceremony on March 3, 2016. The documents consist of imperial decrees, military records, and architectural …

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