On 27 January, the European Parliament held a special Plenary sitting in memory of the victims of the Holocaust on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
European Council President Charles Michel (MR, BE) addressed the Chamber after an emotional speech by German Holocaust survivor Margot Friedländer.
“Anti-Semitism is a denial of democracy. When we fight discrimination, when we protect minorities, we defend European democracy”, he said.
ALDE Party Acting Co-President Senator Timmy Dooley paid tribute to the memory of the victims reaffirming our liberal commitment to countering intolerance in all forms.
Today on International #HolocaustRemembranceDay, ALDE Party Acting Co-President @timmydooley pays tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, reaffirming our liberal commitment to countering intolerance in all forms 🕯️ pic.twitter.com/H18f0fKzcd— ALDE Party (@ALDEParty) January 27, 2022
The ceremony marked 77 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp on 27 January 1945 and concluded with a minute of silence and a musical performance.
Watch the full ceremony here: