Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day & the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Auschwitz survivor, David, reminds us we must never be silent. It’s our collective duty to say “never again.”Along with Roma, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals and the disabled, 6 million Jews, including 1.5 million children, were systematically murdered by the Nazi killing machine.Posted by Josh Frydenberg on Sunday, January 26, 2020
PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has described the Holocaust as “one of the darkest chapters in all of human history”.
Writing on Twitter on Monday, Morrison said the Shoah is “a story of despicable inhumanity that must never be forgotten or diminished by the passing of time”.
“That is why we will remember – today, tomorrow and always,” the Prime Minister said.
Today we mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, and throughout 2020, the anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. @IsraelinOZ @MarkSofer pic.twitter.com/swpEfJYvmD
— Marise Payne (@MarisePayne) January 27, 2020
His comments were echoed by Foreign Minister Marise Payne, who said, “We honour the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and pledge to keep their legacy alive, along with our earnest efforts to ensure genocide never returns.”
Noting that about 27,000 Holocaust survivors settled in Australia after World War II, Payne said, “They and their families found a safe home in Australia, and we are determined to keep it that way.”
Meanwhile, in a video posted on social media, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg joined Melbourne Auschwitz survivor David Prince at the Jewish Holocaust Centre to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nazi death camp’s liberation.
Condemning “the biggest crime in world history”, Frydenberg said, “It’s our collective duty, people of the world, to say ‘never again’.”