Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day:
“Today on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, British Columbians join people around the world to commemorate the six million Jews, and millions of other people, who were murdered during the Holocaust.
“As we remember one of the darkest chapters in history, we must also remember Jewish communities around the world still face threats of violence, discrimination and rising anti-Semitism today. This hate fuels movements that threaten communities, institutions and our society as a whole.
“The horrors of the Holocaust remind us of what happens when we remain silent or indifferent in the face of hate. Today, when we say ‘never again,’ we must follow this promise with action. Let’s continue to learn from the survivors of the Shoah, teach younger generations and speak out against anti-Semitism when we see it.
“Today, I recommit our government to the work of upholding the human rights of every person in British Columbia and to the work of building a better, safer and more inclusive province for everyone.”
For Hebrew and French translations, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/23627#translations