This is the way to pass on knowledge and memory, but also the way to deal with those who tend not to wish to know or remember, so that such a calamity could NEVER occur AGAIN. As the number of the particular eyewitnesses around us diminishes, it is a historical and meaningful duty of us all, on this day and every day, to consider those dark moments within Europe, to continue to investigate earlier this in depth and, to “keep the memory alive” – as this year’s events are usually titled – to new generations. So as to ensure an upcoming that is peaceful, democratic and free from racist hatred, anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination towards our fellow human beings. On January 27, the 78th anniversary of the liberation associated with Auschwitz Nazi concentration camping by the Soviet army, the International Holocaust Remembrance Time is commemorated and Portugal, following a unanimous decision from the Hellenic Parliament, honours particularly the memory of the Greek Jewish martyrs and heroes of this inhuman tragedy.
Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27. 01. 2023)