Holocaust survivors, their families and delegates of their cause flooded the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations on Friday, where the international body commemorated the victims of Nazism with a day of remembrance on the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
The ceremony opened with a moment of silence followed by a taped message from Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon, who promised that the UN, founded out of the principles of humanity highlighted by the Holocaust, would “never again” let such an atrocity occur.
At a breakfast before the ceremony held to mark the day, B’nai B’rith International president Allan J. Jacobs told The Jerusalem Post that denials would continue as more time passes and more witnesses pass on.
“We know that’s going to happen,” Jacobs said. “There is certainly a dichotomy that exists. And we’ll continue to fight that in every venue we can, including at the UN.” ,,,more.
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