Chair’s Statement on references to the Holocaust in the US healthcare debate

The Chair strongly condemns statements and imagery that trivialize the Holocaust, stressing on the need to counter rising Holocaust denial and distortion.

The Chair of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research (formerly ITF, now IHRA) has registered that statements have been made during the current health care debate in the US making inappropriate references to the Holocaust in an attempt to influence the political deliberations. The Chair of the ITF condemns these statements as they trivialize the history and memory of the victims of the Holocaust which must be held sacred for future generations.