On April 27, ceremonies were held around the world to commemorate those who died in death camps in Germany, Poland and other European countries during World War II. Flags were lowered, prayers were offered, the ashes of the dead were buried and tears were shed. From these observations, the Jews pledge to continue the fight against anti-Semitism and the threat to Israel’s survival as a Jewish homeland.
Since the election of Donald Trump and his defeat, the rise of white nationalist activity in mainstream conservative politics has reminded American Jews that Nazism survives in the United States as part of a base for Trump supporters. During the January 6 uprising, members of the Trump crowd, wearing T-shirts with anti-Semitic slogans, attacked the Capitol with hatred and levels of white supremacy, reminding them of Hitler’s reign of terror.