Calvo asks to remember the Holocaust as the "best ethical and political pillar" of defense of democracy


During his speech at the State act of the Official Day of the Holocaust Memory and Prevention of crimes against Humanity, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, Calvo has asked to work "from this country and from this Government trying to be the best Democrats in each of our responsibilities. "

"They paid with their lives in a cruel and unfair way to be different, to claim freedom," said the vice president, who added that "the worst unworthiness we can add to their murders is oblivion."

Pool Moncloa / Borja Puig de la Bellacasa"The truth of their murders forces us to never forget and to prevent those who pretend to do so or deny this reality. About their murders, about the pain left to survivors, their families and entire generations, we must continue to build the only possible ethics of the coexistence of our democracy "has pointed out.

Carmen Calvo has asked women to take "a particular voice that leads the dignity it represents for all to prevent setbacks, forgetfulness and hatred." The women of the world "know about discrimination" has pointed out and "we must all give greater momentum and greater energy" in the defense of democracy. "It transcends the political representation of each one of us, it is a commitment of the only meaning that humanity has, to recognize itself, to recognize us in our diversity", has settled.

The act of State, chaired by the president of the Senate, Pilar Llop, has had the testimonies of Isaac Querub president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE) and Ita Bartuv, Holocaust survivor. In addition, the Minister of Education, Isabel Celaá, representatives of the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Spain, deputies and senators, members of the Jewish community, the Roma community and Spanish republican associations have attended.

The European Parliament established January 27 as the day of remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust coinciding with the date on which the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp was liberated. Spain incorporated this commemoration date after the Agreement of the Council of Ministers of December 10, 2004.



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