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Estonian Canadians Join Jewish Communities Around the World To Observe Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 27, 2019
City: 
Toronto

Today on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Estonian Central Council in Canada remembers all those who have lost their lives and loved ones to tyranny, fascism, and totalitarianism everywhere - especially the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

“The Estonian Community in Canada stands with the Jewish community in Estonia, Canada and around the world to remember the 6 million victims of the Holocaust”, said Estonian Central Council President, Marcus Kolga, “to honour them, we must recommit to promoting tolerance and fighting anti-Semitism, xenophobia and all hate.”

Remembering the Holocaust and learning from this dark period of human history is critical for all. Unfortunately, its lessons of intolerance, violence, ethnic nationalism and abuse of power remain relevant today. These, including anti-Semitism, must always be loudly and sharply denounced to ensure that such tragedy is never again repeated.

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The Estonian Central Council in Canada (ECC)/Eestlaste Kesknõukogu Kanadas (EKN) is a nationally elected council founded in 1951 that furthers the interests and development of the Canadian Estonian community.

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