UN Secretary General message on the Internationa Day of the Victims of the Holocaust.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has issued message on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, the UN Office in Baku told APA. The message says:
“Every year on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, we commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. We recall the suffering of millions of innocent people, and highlight the perils of anti-Semitism and hatred of any kind.
This year we focus on journeys through the Holocaust -- and I recall a recent journey of my own.
Last November, I walked through the infamous “arbeit macht frei” gate at Auschwitz-Birkenau. I will never forget my visit.(...)
We must be ever vigilant against bigotry, extremist ideologies, communal tensions and discrimination against minorities. And we must teach our children well. (...)
Standing near the crematorium at Auschwitz, I felt deeply saddened by all that had happened within. But I was also inspired by all those who liberated the death camps for all humanity. Let us join forces today on a shared journey to a world of equality and dignity for all.”