National Holocaust Remembrance Day

National Holocaust Remembrance Day


May 08, 2019

Global Korean Post


Minister of National Defence and Minister of Veterans Affairsmark National Holocaust Remembrance Day

May 7, 2019 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces


The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement to mark National Holocaust Remembrance Day:


“On this solemn day, we remember the six million Jewish lives takenbetween 1933 and 1945. We commemorate National Holocaust Remembrance Day to honour the memory of the Jewish men, women, and children who perished, and to reflect on the enduring lessons of this tragedy.


“While the horrors suffered by these innocent people will forever be remembered, we must also remember the triumph of the human spirit.After the Second World War, as many as 40,000 Holocaust survivors started a new life in Canada. Our response to anti-Semitism, racism, and hatred must always be guided by love and kindness. Diversity is one of our strengths as a nation.


“Recently, Canada was among many other nations that celebrated the70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, where wereaffirmed our ongoing efforts to prevent systemic violence in Canada and around the world. Let us appreciate the importance of the protection of human rights, and stand up for them here at home, and wherever they may be threatened.


“Canadians must never forget the destruction and pain of the Holocaust.Let us all take a moment today to reflect on this dark era in human history, and reaffirm our shared commitment to eliminate anti-Semitism, racism, and hatred in all of its forms.”


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