ADC marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2017 by J-Wire Staff
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The Anti-Defamation Commission has marked the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Dvir Abramovich

Chairman Dr Dvir Abramovich said: Chairman of the ADC: “Today, we observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and mourn the loss of the six million Jews and millions of others who perished at the hands of Hitler’s regime. We also remember the survivors, whose lives were scarred and forever altered by the horrific atrocities perpetrated, and those who courageously  fought against the Nazi regime to defeat it. We honour the incredible fortitude of the survivors who rebuilt their lives and who decided not to supress their anguished memories, but instead to share them with younger generations so that they can learn the timeless lessons of the Holocaust.

Their extraordinary resilience and indomitable spirit continue to inspire us. And we remember the bravery of the Righteous Gentiles who, while most watched the worst horrors imaginable unfold and remained silent, risked their own lives to save others.  In the midst of such grief, we vow to never stand by, and to ensure that future crimes against humanity do not occur. Further, we rededicate ourselves to fighting the frightening rise in anti-Semitism here and around the world and to stand firm against those who seek to distort, diminish and deny the historical truth of the Shoah.

It is the duty of all good people and governments to remain vigilant and determined in the face of violent and fanatical extremism, to counter all forms of tyranny and its evils, and to uphold the human rights of all people. On this sad and sacred day of grief, reflection and remembrance we pledge ‘Never Again’.”

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