Obama To Visit Holocaust Museum

President Obama will visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Monday to mark the Days of Remembrance established by Congress.  He will speak about how the United States is honoring the pledge of "never again" by developing a comprehensive strategy to prevent and respond to mass atrocities, the White House reports.

He will be introduced by Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, and will tour the museum.

Look for him not only to pay tribute to Hitler's victims but also to "those who fought back, in the ghettos and in the camps, against overwhelming odds" and to "stand against ignorance and anti-Semitism, including those who try to deny the Holocaust."

One of the great resources of Holocaust era documents can be found at Bad Arolsen, Germany. It was opened to the public in 2007 and you can learn more about it in a 60 Minutes report.  The data has been digitized and you can gain access through the USHMM web site for help tracing records.

The Bad Arolsen archives contain information on the fate of about 17.5 million Nazi victims. 

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