Home Search The American Presidency Project
John Woolley and Gerhard Peters Home Data Documents Elections Media Links
• Public Papers of the Presidents
• State of the Union
Addresses & Messages
• Inaugural Addresses
• Farewell Addresses
• Weekly Addresses
• Fireside Chats
• News Conferences
• Executive Orders
• Proclamations
• Signing Statements
• Press Briefings
• Statements of
 Administration Policy
• Economic Report of the President
• Debates
• Convention Speeches
• Party Platforms
• 2016 Election Documents
• 2012 Election Documents
• 2008 Election Documents
• 2004 Election Documents
• 1960 Election Documents
• 2017 Transition
• 2009 Transition
• 2001 Transition
Data Index
Audio/Video Index
Election Index
Florida 2000
Presidential Libraries
View Public Papers by Month and Year

INCLUDE documents from the Office of the Press Secretary
INCLUDE election campaign documents
Search the Entire Document Archive
Enter keyword: 

Limit by Year

To    :

Limit results per page

INCLUDE documents from the Office of the Press Secretary

INCLUDE election campaign documents

You can search the Public Papers in two ways:

1. Search by Keyword and Year
You can search by keyword and choose the range of years within your search by filling out the boxes under Search the Public Papers.

2. View by Month and/or Year
Select the month and/or year you would like information about and press View Public Papers. Then choose a Public Paper and the page will load for you.

Search Engine provided by the Harry S. Truman Library. Our thanks to
Jim Borwick and Dr. Rafee Che Kassim at Project Whistlestop for critical assistance in the implementation of the search function, and to Scott Roley at the Truman Library for facilitating this collaboration.
Jimmy Carter: <B><font color='#cc3300'>Passover</font></B> Statement by the President.
Jimmy Carter
Passover Statement by the President.
April 21, 1978
Public Papers of the Presidents
Jimmy Carter<br>1978: Book I
Jimmy Carter
1978: Book I
Font Size:
The American Presidency Project

Promote Your Page Too

In Jewish tradition and practice, tonight is the night that is different from all other nights: the beginning of Passover, the Festival of Freedom.

Passover commemorates a particular struggle in a particular time and place. But its meaning is universal. It is a reminder to all of us—Jews and non-Jews alike—that the struggle for freedom and against oppression must forever be renewed.

Little more than a generation ago, the Holocaust—perhaps the cruelest chapter in the long history of man's inhumanity to man—took the lives of 6 million men, women, and children. And 35 years ago today, in the streets of the Warsaw Ghetto, Jewish fighters rose up in arms against their Nazi oppressors. We must never forget the reality and meaning of the Holocaust, or of the heroic resistance against it.

On behalf of the American people, I have committed myself and my administration to the cause of human rights. That commitment will remain firm.

In Jewish homes all over the world—. in Israel, in Eastern and Western Europe, in the Soviet Union, in Latin America, and here in the United States—families and friends will gather tonight for the ceremony of the Seder. As they do, I greet them and assure them that the love of freedom they celebrate is shared by all the people of the United States.

Citation: Jimmy Carter: "Passover Statement by the President. ," April 21, 1978. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=30691.
© 1999-2017 - Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley - The American Presidency Project
Locations of visitors to this page