Days of Remembrance


April 20, 2012

The nation commemorates the victims of the Holocaust this month during the Days of Remembrance.


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Mollie Halpern: The nation commemorates the victims of the Holocaust this month during the Days of Remembrance.

E. Paul Bertrand: We at the FBI would encourage people to remember the Holocaust.

Mollie Halpern: I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau, and this is FBI, This Week. The FBI partners with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Anti-Defamation League in a program which reinforces the Bureau’s role in protecting civil rights and holding accountable those who perpetuate mass genocides like the Holocaust. A tour of the museum is tailored for new agents and intelligence analysts. Supervisory Special Agent Paul Bertrand…

Bertrand: We really like for the new agents to get a glimpse of what can happen when law enforcement starts siding with one particular political party, such as the Nazis.

Halpern: Marcus Appelbaum is the museum’s director of law enforcement programs…

Marcus Appelbaum: Focusing on the use of the police in Nazi Germany illustrates that democracy is fragile and that it takes mission-driven individuals to ensure its preservation.

Halpern: More than 13,000 agents have received training at the museum since the program was established in 1999.

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