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‘Holocaust genocide must never be forgotten’ – Megan Fearon

Megan Fearon pictured with Junior Minister Ross & Auschwitz survivor Mindu Hornick

Megan Fearon, Junior Minister Ross and Auschwitz survivor Mindu Hornick

Speaking at the annual Holocaust Memorial Event, this year being held in Armagh, Junior Minister Megan Fearon has said that the genocide and horrors of the Holocaust must never be forgotten.

The Newry & Armagh Sinn Féin Assembly Election candidate said, “It is a great honour to host this event in Armagh. We are here to remember one of the bleakest events in human history, which saw over 6 million jewish men women and children murdered.

“Unfortunately we are currently seeing a resurgence of far right groups in Europe and anti-semitism, including violent attacks, have seen a sharp increase in recent years.

“Collectively we must unite to eleminate anti-semitism from society and never forget the horrors that led to the Holocaust and all other genocides. We must learn lessons form the past so mistakes won’t be repeated.”

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Jan End 2017Speaking on the theme of this years commemoration “How can life go on”, the Minister said, “I believe we must support people who are affected by tyranny or discrimination of any sort, whether it be because of the colour of their skin, their religious beliefs or their nationality.

She added, “The best way to do so is to strive for justice and equality and to create a society where everyone can expect to be treated fairly, and with dignity and respect, whatever their background or belief.”

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