International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Statement from Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann.

“Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day where we remember the millions of victims of Nazi Germany’s insanity. My thoughts go out to the victims and their families who still struggle today with the aftermath of this horrific event. 

Upon commemorating this day, the United Nations stated “The Holocaust was a turning point in history, which prompted the world to say ‘never again’.”

Hate has again found its way into the world’s dialogue and I feel that “Never Again” is in jeopardy. Rwanda reminds us that words are not enough, coordinated global action is essential to confront genocide. By remembering the victims of the Holocaust we, ourselves, are reminded to stand up against hateful ideology and racial violence, thereby ensuring history never repeats itself.”