International Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony – European Parliament, Brussels -27 January 2016

EJC in partnership with the President of the European Parliament held its annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony. During his address, EP President Martin Schulz spoke about the rising dangers of Antisemitism and its effect on European Jewry and the continent as a whole. “Jewish life is part of our culture and our identity. Without the Jews Europe would not be Europe. Therefore it hurts that in today’s Europe Jews again live in fear.” President Schulz said.

Moshe Kantor called on European leaders and authorities to move beyond words and take action. Hungarian philosopher and Holocaust Survivor Ágnes Heller also addressed the audience.

The event was attended by more than 250 people, including Ambassadors from European Members States to the EU, Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission, Holocaust Survivors, President of European Jewish Communities, and Jewish and non-Jewish organisations’ representatives.

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