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Québec joins with the international community to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

Québec City, January 27, 2015 – Québec Premier Philippe Couillard and Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie Christine St-Pierre are joining with the international community to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, where more than 1 million men, women and children, most of them Jews, died.

There are fewer and fewer survivors to bear witness to the horror of Auschwitz and we have a collective responsibility to remember these dark pages of history and those who perished in the camps. It is also important to pay tribute to those who survived the death camps and the Nazi regime. Moreover, after World War II, Montréal welcomed the third largest group of survivors in the world.

These tragic events have taught us that we have a duty to oppose ideologies such as anti-Semitism and any form racial or religious hatred that run counter to basic human rights. Auschwitz has left an indelible mark in this respect and we cannot allow ourselves to lower our guard.

On this day of commemoration, we also wish to express, on behalf of all Quebecers, our deepest solidarity with the Jewish community in Québec and, more specifically, the survivors of this tragedy.

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