Moldovan Parliament Speaker attends meeting to commemorate Holocaust victims

The victims of the Holocaust today were commemorated at a meeting-requiem held at the Memorial Venue to the Fascism Victims of Chisinau, Moldpres reports.

“It is important that we accept the lessons of the past, learn to fight against intolerance, discrimination, racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia,” Parliament Speaker Andrian Candu said in a message to the participants in the meeting.

Candu noted that the parliament would host an exhibition of photos and documents in the memory of the Holocaust victims. According to the speaker, this might be a first step for Moldova to have a museum in the memory of the Holocaust victims in the long run.

The parliament speaker welcomed the approval by the government of an action plan for the implementation of the parliament’s Political Declaration on Acceptance of the Report of the International Commission on the Holocaust, chaired by Elie Wiesel.

Attending the meeting organized on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day were MPs, ministers, representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions, civil society members.

The Moldovan parliament condemned the Holocaust, by adopting a political declaration on acceptance of the Report of the International Commission on the Holocaust in July 2016.
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