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    The EP commemorated the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Holocaust survivor Margot Friedländer, as well as EP, RE, and EC Presidents Roberta Metsola, Charles Michel, and Ursula von der Leyen addressed MEPs at a special plenary session commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    77 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp, on January 27, 1945, Members of the European Parliament honored the memory of the victims of the Holocaust.


    “On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the crimes committed against humanity in the past, but we also remember the importance of speaking up, in the present. United in diversity, we stand against Holocaust deniers, against conspiracy myths, against disinformation, and against all forms of violence that target and single out members of our communities,” said EP President Roberta Metsola during opening the ceremony.


    “We will honor the legacy of the victims of the Holocaust. Never forgetting. Never becoming complacent. Always, always speaking out about it,” she added.


    100-year-old Holocaust survivor Margot Friedländer spoke about how her mother and brother were killed in Auschwitz and she was captured and deported to Theresienstadt (Terezin) concentration camp, where she witnessed untold suffering.

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