2. Holocaust survivors light candles while names are read
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Howard Lorber, Chairman, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
"Who could have imagined that today we would be in mourning again? Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims who were targeted solely because they were Jews."
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sara Bloomfield, Director, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum +++SOT PARTIALLY COVERED WITH BROLL+++
"They remind us that even under the most horrific circumstances, the most brutal crimes and the complete abandonment of the world, they were able to preserve their dignity to demonstrate their love, to perform acts of solidarity and above all, to hope."
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.
"Six months ago, a white supremacist murdered 11 people in a synagogue in Pittsburgh in the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. And on Saturday, another white supremacist murdered Lori Gilbert Kaye (speaking Hebrew) and wounded three others as they prayed in a synagogue in Poway, California."
Holocaust survivors lit candles and the chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum pointed to Saturday's shooting at a California synagogue as hundreds gathered to mark the "Days of Remembrance" in the nation's capital.
The somber ceremony was held at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial, where Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, told the audience that anti-Semitism has emerged as a global force over the past two decades.
"We saw its evil ambitions in a conference in Durban in 2001, and in the streets of Charlottesville in 2017," he said.
"Six months ago, a white supremacist murdered 11 people in a synagogue in Pittsburgh in the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history," Dermer said.
"And on Saturday, another white supremacist murdered Lori Gilbert Kaye...and wounded three others as they prayed in a synagogue in Poway, California."
Sara Bloomfield, the director of the museum, quotes Elie Weisel, who chaired the commission that launched the landmark museum about the lessons from one of the darkest chapters in world history.
"For the most vital lesson to be drawn from the Holocaust is that our Auschwitz was possible because the enemy succeeded in dividing, in separating, and splitting human society, and not enough people cared," Bloomfield said.
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