Ukrainian Canadian Congress Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
27 January, 2015 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) issued the following statement on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day:
The Ukrainian Canadian community joins all Canadians in mourning today for the millions of victims of the Holocaust. Today is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp in German-occupied Poland where so many people were murdered. Today, we honour the memory of the victims of the Nazi regime – the millions of Jews, and millions of other victims – Ukrainians, Poles, Roma – and many others killed because of their race, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation. We honour those who survived the Holocaust, and those brave souls risked their lives to help their neighbours. We draw inspiration from their courage and their humanity. We condemn the horrible crimes and evil wrought upon the world by Hitler’s regime, and we remain united in our obligation to ensure that such crimes are never repeated.