Once again the Czech’s affirm their commitment to simple historical accuracy and decency in terms of meaningful human values. we here at VTB are grateful to Mr. Klaus for his courage in standing up for accurate history as in this case below, real science as in his many very public speeches and his book about the hijacking of enviornmental sciences etc. and many other things. Perhaps as much as I am grateful, Im also disappointed that merely standing for the truth and reality is such a rare thing that this much gratitude is felt. Should not these attributes be the default position for anyone in authority? I suppose the next question would be ‘was it ever’?
The objective of the conference, announced by the Czech EU presidency on the occasion of International Holocaust Memorial Day, is to assess progress made since the 1998 Washington Conference but also to give new impetus for further international cooperation and sharing of experience in this field with a special emphasis on education.
In a statement, the EU Czech Presidency invited Tuesday all countries to honour the memory of all Holocaust victims and to commemorate the 64th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The International Holocaust Memorial Day is commemorated annually in accordance with the resolution adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 1 November 2005.
In its statement, the EU presidency reaffirmed that the Holocaust, which resulted in the murder of one third of the Jewish people, as well as the murder of countless members of other minorities, “has to serve forever as a warning of the dangers of hatred, bigotry, racism as well as prejudice, and rejects any denial of the Holocaust as an historical event, either in full or in part.“
Holocaust Day was also commemorated at the European Parliament in Brussels with a ceremony followed by a Catholic, Protestant and Jewish prayer service hosted by German MEP Ingo Friedrich.