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February 1, 2015

President Obama mentions Primo Levi in his statement on Auschwitz

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 11:59 am

President Barack Obama mentioned famous Holocaust survivor Primo Levi in his official statement on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on Jan. 27, 1945.

Primo Levi was a famous Holocaust survivor

Primo Levi was a famous Holocaust survivor

This quote is from President Obama’s statement which you can read in full here:

We commemorate all of the victims of the Holocaust, pledging never to forget, and recalling the cautionary words of the author and survivor of Auschwitz Primo Levi, “It happened, therefore it can happen again. . . . It can happen anywhere.” Today we come together and commit, to the millions of murdered souls and all survivors, that it must never happen again.

I wonder who wrote this statement for President Obama.  I doubt that he knows who Primo Levi was.

I wrote about Primo Levi in this previous blog post:

Scroll way down on the blog post cited above, to read Primo Levi’s famous poem entitled If this is a man.


  1. Thinking about “it”,his daddy rev. Al Sharpton wrote it. Should explain everything

    Comment by Tim — February 27, 2015 @ 2:02 am

  2. He can’t stand Israel . Last time PM from Israel was at the WH, he got sent out the back door when he left.

    Comment by Tim — February 27, 2015 @ 1:59 am

  3. Here’s the biggest Jew hater of all time

    Comment by Tim — February 1, 2015 @ 6:18 pm

  4. If IT is never to happen again, what the hell is IT?

    I think IT HAS happened again, and continues to, much of IT at the hands of those whose parents considered themselves the victims of IT.

    Comment by Jett Rucker — February 1, 2015 @ 5:04 pm

  5. I read Levi’s novel If not now, when? some years ago. At the link it says this:

    The story follows a number of Jewish partisans and resistance fighters as they struggle to survive and sabotage the German war machine behind Nazi lines during World War II, starting in the western Soviet Union (Byelorossiya) and ending in Milan.

    To fight this was the main reason the Einsatzgruppen were deployed — the Germans advanced far into Russia, and therefore had long, vulnerable supply lines. To have a chance of winning the war it was absolutely vital to protect the supply lines.

    Comment by eah — February 1, 2015 @ 12:18 pm

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