Second Gentleman Emhoff moved by ‘solemn and sad’ visit to Auschwitz on Holocaust Remembrance Day


Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, described being deeply moved by a “solemn and sad” visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and said Saturday that it was an important part of his work combating antisemitism for the Biden administration.

Emhoff told reporters that he will never forget his emotional visit to the site Friday, where he saw children’s shoes and human hair stripped from people before they were murdered in the Nazi German death camp. Some 1.1 million people were killed there during World War II, around 90% of them Jews.