The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) released a Holocaust Day statement today in solidarity with Israel in remembrance of the six million jews killed in the Nazi genocide in World War 2, and calling for global commitment to denouncing the “growing tide of anti-semitism”.
ACDP MP Cheryllyn Dudley said in press statement: “Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah – April 19, 2012), the one day in the year when the world makes a special effort to remember and grieve the Holocaust. It is too easy for a nation to get away with people-cleansing if no-one stands up to expose or stop them. Six million Jews were murdered just because they were Jews. The Holocaust was among the most horrifying tragedies, impacting not only the Jewish People, but also world civilisation.
“One third of the Jews in the world, including one and a half million children, were gassed, starved, burnt and annihilated. Among them were also thousands of Christians, and homosexuals deemed unworthy of living. Today we remember those that suffered, those that fought, and those that died. While most of the world was silent, the evil was not totally unopposed and tremendous bravery was exhibited by a relatively small number of people whose efforts resulted in saving thousands of lives.
“The ACDP mourns with Israel, families of victims and survivors. We support all efforts to discourage the growing tide of anti-semitism and call for a global commitment to denouncing anti-semitic statements. It is to our benefit to remember the past, so that it is never repeated.”