Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

“Fuelled by fear and hatred, the Holocaust was one of the darkest times in human history. Those feelings found expression in antisemitism, racism and many other forms of intolerance and bigotry, and they led directly to the systematic genocide of 6 million Jewish people, as well as of 500,000 Roma and Sinti people. Many LGBTQI+ persons, persons with disabilities and political dissidents were also persecuted and killed by the Nazis and their collaborators in horrific crimes against humanity.

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