Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
STATEMENT: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Statement by Liberal Leader Bob Rae on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

TORONTO– Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on International Holocaust Remembrance Day:

“On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Canadians join with people around the world in an act of global remembrance for the millions of innocent children, women and men who tragically lost their lives in this systematic genocide. We solemnly recall that it was also sixty-eight years ago today that those imprisoned at the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland were liberated.

The sad reality is that the attitudes that led to the Holocaust are far from being an abstract argument or a far-off memory. We must use this global day of observance to remember that and do all we can to fight anti-Semitism in all its forms.

On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary Caucus, I join with all those observing this day and recommit to a future of peace, freedom and remembrance, both here in Canada and around the world.”