By David Zwartz on J-Wire

Holocaust survivors were honoured at the Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations in the capital, Wellington, at the same time as speakers referred to changes needed in New Zealand to counter rising antisemitism.

A larger than usual gathering of diplomats, MPs and local government politicians, community leaders, faith and interfaith leaders, and the Jewish community attended the United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at the rural setting of the Jewish cemetery at Makara.

With emphasis on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the other death camps, the suffering of the six million who died, and the ongoing hurdles facing the survivors’ return to normal life after liberation, strengthened the ‘Never again’ message that applies to New Zealand as to the rest of the world…

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