US Vice President Pence at Auschwitz: We Must Not Be Silent in Face of Evil
US Vice President Mike Pence visited the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Poland on Friday, amid a four-day trip to Europe.
Around 1.1 million people – mostly Jews — were murdered by the Nazis at the site during the Holocaust.
Pence was accompanied on Friday’s tour of Auschwitz — his first — by Polish President Andrzej Duda.
Later on Friday, Pence tweeted: “May Auschwitz be a reminder to all people and all times that to fall silent in the face of evil is to ensure its triumph. #NeverAgain”
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) February 15, 2019
On Thursday, at a US-sponsored Middle East diplomatic summit in Warsaw, Pence called out European countries for undermining American sanctions on Iran.
This weekend, Pence will attend the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany.