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Parliament pays tribute to the victims of the #Holocaust

Parliament pays tribute to the victims of the #Holocaust

| January 31, 2020

Liliana Segre (left) with European Parliament President David Sassoli  MEPs held a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. The European Parliament opened the plenary session of Wednesday 29 January with a solemn ceremony in memory of the six million victims of the Holocaust. Opening the ceremony, President […]

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We need more than ‘never again’ to safeguard Jews in Europe say parliamentarians at #Auschwitz

We need more than ‘never again’ to safeguard Jews in Europe say parliamentarians at #Auschwitz

| January 27, 2020

100 parliamentarians from across Europe – including ministers – who gathered in Auschwitz were urged to concretely tighten and toughen anti-semitism laws in their countries through direct legislation drafted by the Brussels based European Jewish Association (EJA) and the European Action and Protection League (APL). The two-day delegation – organized by the EJA and the […]

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With anti-Semitism on the rise, #Auschwitz liberation commemorated

With anti-Semitism on the rise, #Auschwitz liberation commemorated

| January 27, 2020

World leaders joined ageing Holocaust survivors in Poland today (27 January) to mark 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops, amid concerns over a global resurgence of anti-Semitism, write Justyna Pawlak and Joanna Plucinska. More than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews, perished in the camp’s gas chambers […]

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Britain’s Prince Charles to mark #Auschwitz liberation in Jerusalem

Britain’s Prince Charles to mark #Auschwitz liberation in Jerusalem

| January 8, 2020

Prince Charles will commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz 75 years ago when he visits Jerusalem later this month, his office said on Monday (6 January), writes Michael Holden. He will be the most senior British royal to pay an official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Charles will attend the World Holocaust Forum at […]

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Britain’s Prince Charles to visit #Israel and #PalestinianTerritories

Britain’s Prince Charles to visit #Israel and #PalestinianTerritories

| January 7, 2020

Britain’s Prince Charles (pictured) will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz becoming the most senior British royal to visit Israel and the Palestinian Territories later this month, writes Michael Holden. Charles will attend the World Holocaust Forum on 23 January in Jerusalem, his office said on Monday (6 January), to honor the […]

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#Israel – European Jewish chief ‘bowled over’ by generosity of Lebanese businessman

#Israel – European Jewish chief ‘bowled over’ by generosity of Lebanese businessman

| November 25, 2019

“In a cynical world, such a noble act of kindness, generosity and solidarity has bowled us over,” said Rabbi Menachem Margolin, who will invite Abdallah Chatila (pictured) as a guest on a major Auschwitz trip. Following the controversial auction of Nazi memorabilia by Hermann Historica in Munich last week that was raised by the European […]

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Statement by First Vice President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová on #EuropeWideDayOfRemembrance for victims of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes

Statement by First Vice President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová on #EuropeWideDayOfRemembrance for victims of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes

| August 23, 2019

“Every 23 August, we honour the memory of the millions of victims of all totalitarian regimes. The signature of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union on this day in 1939 opened a dark chapter in European history. A time during which citizens were neither free to make their own decisions nor […]

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