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January 27, 2018

Jason Kenney Issues Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Leader of Alberta’s Official Opposition, issued the following statement to recognize International Holocaust Remembrance Day:

“Today on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we stand together with Jewish Albertans and the members of other minorities in remembering the millions of innocent men, women, and children murdered during one of the most horrific and inhumane periods of human history.

“This day marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camp. Six million Jews, including 1.5 million children, died in the horrors of the Holocaust. In remembering this dark period of history, we must reaffirm our own commitment to fighting all forms of hatred.

“We must not forget the sheer cruelty and brutality of the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis. Today, we all have a solemn responsibility to remember those who perished in the Holocaust, to honour and learn from the survivors, to recognize the righteous individuals who risked their lives to save others, and to teach future generations about the horrors of the Holocaust and the damaging effects of hatred, bigotry, racism, and prejudice. We must never forget this dark chapter of history so prevent it from ever being repeated.

“As Leader of Alberta’s Official Opposition, I encourage all Albertans to use the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day to reflect on the Holocaust, to recognize its survivors, and ensure we never forget.”