CFJS Statement on Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day
On April 18 and 19, the Jewish people in Israel and around the world mark Yom HaShoah, a day of remembrance for those who perished at the hands of the Nazi regime during the Second World War.
On this day, we reflect solemnly on the more than s
ix million women, men and children who died in the Holocaust for the simple crime of being Jews.
Remembering also the members of other minority groups who suffered alongside them, we remind ourselves that oppression and hatred are the common enemies of all humanity.
We commit ourselves anew to the fight against intolerance and discrimination in every form and instance.
And we reaffirm the vital importance of a strong and free Jewish homeland in Israel, so that the truth of the words “never again” may be ensured.
Emile Scheffel, Vice President External
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