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February 2, 2023

Holocaust day, marked with grief

On the occasion of the International Day of the Holocaust, the Romanian Foreign Ministry expresses its solidarity with the survivors of the tragic events from WW II.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry joins those who commemorate the millions of victims who died in the Nazi concentration camps and expresses its solidarity with the survivors of the tragic events from WW II, mentions a MAE press release remitted yesterday to the media. Also, as an EU member state, Romania has assumed in awareness the responsibilities which arise from the adhesion to this system of values, and is determined to play an active role in the promotion and implementation, first of all within the Romanian society, but also at European and international level, of the measures intended to prevent and sanction any form of racism, xenophobia, discrimination or intolerance, MAE stresses.

Premier Emil Boc expressed yesterday his sincere compassion to the families of those killed in the concentration camps and assured the Holocaust survivors of his complete solidarity.

‘As a Prime Minister I will continue to back any activity or initiative meant to promote a climate of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. Today we commemorate the Holocaust, precisely as proof of the fact that we are currently on a road that will not lead to the repeat of past mistakes and that will no longer allow a tragedy of these proportions,’ the message of Premier Emil Boc reads, being quoted by Agerpres.

The Italian Cultural Institute organized yesterday within the Central Synagogue the ‘Shoah: memory for the future’ conference dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and marking 65 years since the fall of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Also yesterday a delegation of Romanian MEPs from the EPP group took part, alongside Holocaust survivors, representatives of the Jewish community and high officials, such as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek, and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, to a series of events dedicated to the commemoration of 65 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

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