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  • Address by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on the occasion of International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
    Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 27 January 2019 09:00

    Fellow compatriots!

    The Holocaust is the most appalling tragedy in human history. The man-hateful policy of the Nazi regime resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million people only because of their belonging to Jewish and Roma nationalities. Victims of the Holocaust were also representatives of other ethnic communities, social groups, and political groups persecuted by the Nazi.

    Death camps, one of which was the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, had become a terrible reminder of the Nazi actions. At least 1.5 million people had been killed there.

    The Holocaust is one of the most difficult historical lessons that uncovers where totalitarian ideologies could lead to, which put the interests of a particular nation or group of people over others, and outline inequality, intolerance, xenophobia and human hatred as the basis of social and interstate relations.

    Preserving the memory of this tragedy is our direct obligation to present and future generations. Understanding these events and remembering them is one of the important precondition for building our civilization on the principles of humanism and respect for human rights, identifying and neutralizing those state policies in the world that can repeat the crimes of the Nazi regime.

    Eternal memory to the victims of the Holocaust.


    Prime Minister of Ukraine                   Volodymyr GROYSMAN

    Address by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on the occasion of International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust