Green Party Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

(OTTAWA) - Today, the world pauses to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day by paying tribute to the millions of lives that were lost during the Holocaust.

“We must work to end, once and for all, anti-Semitism and hatred for minority groups,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party and MP (Saanich-Gulf Islands). “It is important that we value the dignity and worth of every person and protect their right to live free from discrimination.”

This year’s theme, “The Holocaust and Human Dignity,” was selected to demonstrate the worth of every member of society and their right to live in a world free from hatred and persecution in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

“Today, as a society, we remember the suffering of Holocaust victims and their families. It is our responsibility to keep their stories alive and promote a culture of peace, so that this dark chapter in our history is never repeated,” concluded May.