President Maia Sandu came with a message on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. She says that it is our duty to do everything possible so that such tragedies never happen again, anywhere in the world.
“Today, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, we mourn the lost lives and the great calamities that the people who lived on this earth went through. The physical extermination of an enormous number of people, without any guilt, without the right of defense, has shown us the evil that a society can reach. Our hopes, of all of us, are that we will never reach that level of human degradation that allowed this tragedy. We lost not only parents, children, grandparents, relatives. All of humanity has lost scientists, people of culture, inventors, and entrepreneurs. No one can alleviate the pain that so many families have gone through. It is difficult to find the right actions to redress the injustice done.
Let’s act on the things that unite us and not allow ourselves to be divided by differences. For this, we must condemn hate speech, discrimination, and any form of violence. To build a democratic society in which there is no room for dictatorship and terror. We can do this together, each of us being more tolerant, better, more respectful of each other.
Today I am with the Jewish community and the Roma community, for which this day is of great importance. In front of these communities of ours and in front of all the citizens of Moldova, I undertake to contribute to the fight against hate speech and to keep alive the memory of those dark times”, says President Sandu.