Local EU Statement on Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)

07-04-2021
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Copyright: European Delegation to Israel

The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Israel:
The Delegation of the European Union to the State of Israel, together with the 26 Embassies of EU Member States present in Israel, remember today with a sense of deep responsibility the six million Jews brutally killed on European soil in the Holocaust, together with other victims of Nazism during the darkest hours of humankind.

We join Israelis and Jews all over the world in mourning the Jewish men, women and children murdered by the Nazis and their helpers. We pay tribute to those who survived the unthinkable horrors of the Holocaust and rebuilt their lives in Israel, Europe and across the world. It is our collective duty to make sure that the horrors of the Holocaust are never forgotten.

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We stand against traditional and contemporary forms of anti-Semitism, including recent conspiracy theories falsely blaming Jews for COVID-19. We will strenuously counter such lies wherever and whenever we encounter them and continue to fight anti-Semitism and other hate crimes.

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Jorge Santayana once wrote: ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ And therein lays the importance of remembrance today. Never Forget!

 

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