“Millions of other innocent civilians were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis, but the elimination of Jews was central to Nazi policy. As Elie Wiesel said, ‘Not all victims were Jews, but all Jews were victims.'”
Millions of Americans were astonished that on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Trump made no mention of Jews. The position of the new administration seemed to be that many suffered under the Nazis and there is no reason to highlight the suffering of the Jewish people.
Washington DC's US Holocaust Museum felt compelled to issue a statement. “The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored murder of six million Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators … Nazi ideology cast the world as a racial struggle, and the singular focus on the total destruction of every Jewish person was at its racist core,” the statement reads.