Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Sunday, in honor of Yom Hashoah, that Canadians stand together to remember the six million Jewish men, women and children who suffered and died at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust.
“As we mark the liberation of the first Nazi concentration camp in Buchenwald, Germany, let us also pay tribute to all those brave souls who fought with the Jewish resistance during this dark period, and let us renew our own commitment to continue their fight against all forms of intolerance, discrimination and anti-Semitism,” said Harper in a statement he released.
“The atrocities of the Holocaust betrayed the fundamental value of human dignity. We must never allow such unthinkable crimes to be forgotten or repeated,” he added. Canada’s Foreign Minister, John Baird, attended Sunday evening’s central Holocaust Remembrance ceremony at Yad Vashem.