January 27, 2023
The Estonian Central Council in Canada Remembers and Honours the Victims and Survivors of the Holocaust
TORONTO - On January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day the world remembers the millions of victims of the Holocaust.
Over six million Jews, and millions of other victims were murdered by the Nazi German regime in Europe.
The Estonian Central Council condemns the crimes of Nazi Germany and remains steadfast in our obligation and commitment to ensuring that the intolerance and hate that fueled its evil crimes are never allowed to repeat.
We must always stand up against the kind of fear and hate that fueled the barbaric terror of the Nazi German regime and condemn all forms of anti-Semitism, racism and totalitarianism, wherever they may appear.
“The Estonian Central Council in Canada encourages all Canadians to participate in the #WeRemember campaign, the global campaign for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.” said Estonian Central Council in Canada President, Kairi Taul Hemingway.
Rising antisemitism over recent years has underscored the importance of reminding ourselves of the lessons of the Holocaust, to ensure that this hate never again rises and that its heinous crimes are never repeated.
“Our thoughts are with the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and all those who stood up against Nazi tyranny, we must always continue to remember and honour them ” said Estonian Central Council President emeritus Marcus Kolga.
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.