Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

Shades of anti-Semitic Nazi era conduct?

Dear Mr. President:

I'm the daughter of two Holocaust survivors - both had been concentration camps and amazingly survived. Today's announcement by Ukraine that Jews must register not only stunned me but evoked reminders that the United States was less-than-assertive in preventing atrocities still strong in the world's collective memory.

Hopefully, you're aware of this news coming out of Ukraine? It's too similar to seeds planted in the 1900's that bloomed into the Holocaust and associated systematic extermination of Jews.

I'm asking you to speak out publicly and promptly about this development in Ukraine. The irony of Ukraine's announcement in such close proximity to Yom Ha'Shoa or Holocaust Remembrance Day should only serve to heighten our awareness!

For anyone who doubts that anti-Antisemitism is very much alive and thriving in the world, I suggest this article.
How can this be true?! Could hatred promoted by anti-Semitic pre- and post-World War II be repeated? I like to imagine the answer is never, ever again. But, you tell me?

Please note: This news has been reported by several newspapers in addition to U.S.A. Today including The Jerusalem Post, Think Progress and The International Business Times in the UK. Here is one link:

Thank you for your time and help. I look forward to hearing from you and especially to hearing your speak out against this horrible development.

Marlene B. Samuels, PhD.
485 N. Clinton Street
Chicago, IL 60654

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