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Second Gentleman Emhoff Visits Auschwitz, Part of a Push Against Antisemitism

posted on January 28, 2023

Rachel Treisman of NPR reports the Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, the first Jewish spouse of an American president or vice president, visited Auschwitz on Holocaust Remembrance Day as part of his trip to Europe to spread awareness about antisemitism. In a joint op-ed with the U.S. special envoy to prevent and monitor antisemitism, Deborah Lipstadt, Emhoff wrote, “As we reflect on history, we know that the bigotry that fueled the Holocaust did not end when the camps were liberated. Antisemitism may be considered one of the oldest forms of hatred, but its insidious impact and its deep dangers are not relegated to the past.”

Read at NPR