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Joint Statement by President von der Leyen, President Michel, President Sassoli ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

"The Holocaust was a European tragedy, it was a turning point in our history and its legacy is woven into the DNA of the European Union. Remembering the Shoah is not an end in itself. It is one cornerstone of European values. A Europe that places humanity at its centre, protected by the rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights."

EU leaders travel to Jerusalem to commemorate the Holocaust

The three EU leaders, European Council President Charles Michel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Parliament President David Sassoli will attend the World Holocaust Forum 2020 in Jerusalem.

US ambassador to Germany: EU should ban Hezbollah

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard A. Grenell called on the European Union to proscribe the Lebanese terror organisation Hezbollah.

IHRA 2020 declaration discusses Holocaust and modern antisemitism

High Governmental Representatives of the Member Countries of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) adopted its 2020 ministerial declaration ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Photos surface of convicted Nazi war criminal at Sobibor camp

Photos have surfaced of convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanuk in the Sobibor Nazi death camp, where he denied ever having been a guard.

Brazil’s culture minister fired after echoing Goebbels

Brazil's culture minister has been sacked after using parts of a speech by Nazi Germany's propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels in a video.

Argentines remember prosecutor killed while probing attack on Jews

Argentines paid tribute to a prosecutor on the fifth anniversary of his unsolved death while probing the bombing of a Jewish community centre -- an attack in which he alleged a presidential cover-up to shield Iran in exchange for trade.

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Dr. Moshe Kantor addresses 48 world leaders gathered in Jerusalem for Fifth World Holocaust Forum

The President of the World Holocaust Forum Foundation and the European Jewish Congress, Dr. Moshe Kantor addressed 48 world leaders at the Fifth World Holocaust Forum. The historic event, titled “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism,” was organised by the World Holocaust Forum Foundation in cooperation with Yad Vashem, under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel.

World leaders descend on Israel for World Holocaust Forum

48 world leaders arrived in Israel to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

EJC welcomes decision by Swedish PM to adopt international definition of antisemitism

The European Jewish Congress welcomes the decision by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to endorse the working definition of antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).