Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

28-01-2019
EU,  Holocaust Remembrance Day
EU, Holocaust Remembrance Day
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On Holocaust Remembrance Day we remember those who were killed for the only crime of being born. (...)

Remembrance is an individual and collective responsibility, particularly in times when antisemitism rises again, antisemitic conspiracy theories flourish again, and attacks against Jews and the memory of the Holocaust are way too common – inside and outside Europe. So, more than ever, we have the duty to "remain vigilant" against all forms of racism and discrimination, old and new, to react and to act. (...)

The European Union has always been and stays engaged against any form of antisemitism, including attempts to condone, justify or trivialise the Holocaust.

The European Union was built primarily on the decision to say "never again". We recognised that our continent's diversity is what makes us strong, and preserving diversity became a fundamental goal of our Union – including in our foreign policy.

Antisemitism – as well as all forms of racism – is an attack against the very foundations of our European Union: it is an attack against all of us.

 

 

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