Readout of Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff's Meeting with Jewish College Students

May 06, 2024

Today, Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff met with Jewish college students at the White House. The meeting, which was held on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), honored the lives of the six million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust. The students shared their ancestors' stories and recommitted to the promise of "Never Again."

The roundtable discussion also focused on combating present-day antisemitism. The students described their own experiences with antisemitism, including threats of violence and hate speech.

The Second Gentleman highlighted the importance of Holocaust education. He spoke about the Biden-Harris Administration's efforts to combat Holocaust denialism and misinformation. The Second Gentleman also emphasized the need to protect Jewish communities and provide safe learning environments for all students.

The National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism outlines a whole-of-society approach to tackle the scourge of antisemitism in America. The strategy seeks to increase awareness and education in schools, communities, and the workplace about antisemitism, including the Holocaust, and Jewish American heritage.

Participants were selected in partnership with Hillel International and included students from the following colleges and universities:

Bryn Mawr College
Lehigh University
Muhlenberg College
University of Southern California
Washington University in St. Louis
The United States Military Academy at West Point

Doug Emhoff, Readout of Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff's Meeting with Jewish College Students Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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