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Ontario Stands with Holocaust Survivors and the Jewish Community

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Ontario Stands with Holocaust Survivors and the Jewish Community

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Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz:

"On this solemn day, the people of Ontario stand with Holocaust survivors and the Jewish community everywhere in remembering one of the darkest chapters in human history. Six million innocent men, women, and children were systematically murdered by the brutal Nazi regime.

We pledge never to forget such atrocities. We stand watch to ensure such crimes never happen again.

On this day, we find strength and comfort in knowing such evils were not allowed to triumph. We celebrate the many contributions of Holocaust survivors and the Jewish community to our province and to our country. We also remember those who fought for freedom, saved countless lives, and ultimately liberated those persecuted by the Nazi regime.

To honour the memory of those we lost, we will remain vigilant against anti-Semitism, hatred, and intolerance in all its forms. We will continue to defend the right of every person in Ontario to speak, to worship, and to live without fear or threat of violence.

Never again."

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