President Zack Statement Re: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Many years after the murder of millions of innocent people, the Holocaust stands as a stark reminder of the difference between rule of law and mob rule.
Rule of law protects minorities, and preserves individual freedoms. Rule of law supports a vibrant society in which there is no place for the dark desperation that gave rise to fascism.
In contrast, mob rule terrorizes minorities, crushes freedom, and thrives on fear and ignorance.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the day in 1945 when the largest Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated. It’s a day to pause and consider the senseless state-sponsored murder that took place within those walls and at so many other camps. And it’s a day on which we re-commit ourselves to fighting such perversions of government and laws.
The ABA is a strong voice on human rights around the world. For more on its current efforts, please visit websites of the ABA Center for Human Rights and the ABA Rule of Law Initiative.