Remembering the Holocaust

The Holocaust is a dark chapter in the world’s history book. This week, we remember those who lost their lives and those who survived the horrific events of the Holocaust.

House Republican Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and other lawmakers honored the survivors and victims of the Holocaust, dedicating a tree during a ceremony on Wednesday.  The tree, symbolic of the tree that stood outside of Anne Frank’s window, was planted on the Capitol’s West Lawn.


“Anne Frank never lost her hope; she never lost her appreciation for the simple things, and she never lost her faith. We can honor her best by following her example.”


“May this tree grow to its full height,” Majority Leader Cantor said, “Serene and bursting with life, planted in our nation’s capital, it will remind those who come to see it of the great blessing that we all have to live and thrive in America.”


“This is your Capitol, and this means this will always be your tree,” Cantor told those gathered. “And I assure you, it is in good hands – and good hearts.”