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.

The forum, entitled “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism”, commemorates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Red Army. It took place at the Warsaw Ghetto Square at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre.

This was the first visit in Israel of the three presidents of the European institutions since taking office. In a common message they said that, “revisionism and lack of education are threatening the common understanding of the uniqueness of the Shoah that is necessary to translate “Never Again” into concrete action now”.

“We cannot change history, but the lessons of history can change us”, they added.

The event, titled “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism,” is being organized by the World Holocaust Forum Foundation, in cooperation with Yad Vashem and the European Jewish Congress, under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel.


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