MOROCCO, February 2 –
“We’re gathered on the Hassan II Pavilion in Seville in order that every considered one of us can reaffirm his or her dedication to preserving and prolonging, over the course of generations, the irreducible, irrefragable and common reminiscence of the Holocaust,” mentioned André Azoulay, Advisor to His Majesty the King and present President of the Basis of the Three Cultures and the Three Religions.
Talking on the event of the Ceremony of Remembrance, organized as yearly by the Basis to have fun the Worldwide Holocaust Day, Azoulay emphasised ”the significance of the Holocaust within the historical past of humanity. Azoulay highlighted “the distinctive political, social and non secular consensus embodied by this ceremony which introduced collectively, in the identical emotion and the identical contemplation, the members of the Andalusian authorities, the President of the Andalusian Parliament, the leaders of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities and, for the primary time, greater than fifty college students, sentinels, dedicated and attentive to make sure, over the generations, and with out concession or compromise, the relay of the Reminiscence of the Holocaust”.
Welcoming the presence and the testimony of one of many final survivors of the Holocaust, Mr. Robert Wolfberg, HM the King’s Advisor invited the viewers to take the best measure of the phrases of HM King Mohammed VI in His historic message of March 18, 2009 to inform the Neighborhood of Nations that ”His studying of the Holocaust just isn’t that of amnesia however that of a memorial wound that We’ve got inscribed in one of the vital painful chapters within the Pantheon of Common Heritage”.
Pronounced within the land of Islam, these phrases of the Commander of the Trustworthy, of all of the Believers, echo right here and as we speak in Seville to the Lights of Andalusia of all prospects they usually inform everybody the moral, ethical and political contours to which Morocco has chosen to establish its Phrase”, emphasised, in conclusion, André Azoulay.
Antonio Sanz, Minister of the Presidency of the Andalusian Autonomous Authorities, recalled that “the Holocaust was the results of hundreds of years of hatred and discrimination in opposition to the Jews, what we name as we speak anti-Semitism”.
“Historical past continues to maneuver ahead, however anti-Semitism retains coming again. We should stay vigilant,” Sanz continued, saying that ”society urgently wants establishments like ours, the Three Cultures Basis, to proceed to work with dedication within the areas of consciousness and youth.”
“We have to strengthen social cohesion so that individuals really feel that range is an asset and never a risk,” the Andalusian chief famous.
A those that forgets its historical past is condemned to repeat it, so practising reminiscence is one of the best ways to honor all those that died victims of Nazi cruelty in the course of the Second World Warfare, mentioned, on this event, Jesús Aguirre, President of the Andalusian Parliament.
”All of us have the responsibility to denounce any type of violence for causes of perception, ethnicity, ideologies or sexual situation. Allow us to always remember, allow us to not flip our backs on those that have had the power to outlive such merciless moments in historical past because the one suffered by the Jewish individuals,” added Aguirre.
“Right this moment, we should work from training to stop this case from taking place once more in any nook of the world,” he concluded.
Among the many personalities current on the ceremony, the delegate of the Andalusian authorities, Ricardo Sánchez Antúnez, the Consul Basic of Morocco in Seville, Sidi Sidi Abbah, the spokeswoman of the Embassy of Israel in Madrid, Noa Hakim, the Deputy Minister of the Presidency of the Andalusian authorities, Tomás Burgos, the president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain, Isaac Benzaquén, the director of the Centro Sefarad-Israel, Jaime Moreno, the president of the Basis of the Mosque of Seville, Khalid Nieto, in addition to Gabriel Sánchez, ecumenical delegate of the archdiocese of Seville.
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