“‘Never again’ is not just a pledge by the survivors. It is, first and foremost, the very essence of this United Nations Organization,’’ said Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin Wednesday at ceremony at the UN in New York marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
In order to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive, Britain will create a new national memorial and a educational center, British Premier David Cameron announced on Tuesday at a Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony in London that was also addressed by Prince Charles.
''Today we cannot only commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the Holocaust without committing ourselves against anti-Semitic terrorism, '' said Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajan, in a speech at a ceremony in the European Parliament commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
''It is a disgrace that people in Germany are harassed, threatened or attacked if they somehow identify as Jews or if they take the side of the State of Israel,'' German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a memorial service attended by dozens of diplomats in Berlin on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
A historic delegation of 100 survivors of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz will head to Poland in the coming days to participate in the bservance of the 70th anniversary of the camp’s liberation. The survivors' group is being organized by the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and the USC Shoah Foundation and each survivor will attend the event with a child or grandchild.
European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans as well as Commissioners Maros Sefcovic, Cecilia Malmstrom and Vytenis Andriukaitis have agreed to participate in an initiative taken by the European Jewish Association (EJA) on the eve of International Holocaust Memorial Day which will be marked across the globe on January 27.