TORONTO, May 6, 2016 – At this year’s national Holocaust Memorial Day, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) reiterated this year’s international theme of the need to maintain the human spirit in the face of the mass industrial murder of Jews and others.
The struggle for human dignity and the fight against hatred continues to this day, 71 years following the liberation of the last Nazi death camp in Europe, the killing of 6 million Jews and the suffering and death of countless others.
It is this struggle for human dignity that lies at the root of the CRRF’s commitment to countering antisemitism and all forms of racism, and to building on inclusion and respect for the human spirit.
“By participating in memorial and educational events related to this day, the CRRF remains strongly committed to fulfilling its role in passing on the lessons of the Holocaust, so as to better understand the urgency of combatting hatred and the paramount importance of honoring the human spirit and inherent dignity of all,” said Albert Lo, Chairperson, CRRF.
The CRRF participated in national events marking Holocaust Memorial Day in Ottawa, and partnered with the Law Society of Upper Canada in Toronto.
Visit www.crrf-fcrr.ca to learn about Holocaust survivors, the Kleinbergs, and their story of love, life and dedication to the human spirit. Their story is part of our 150 Stories collection, one of the CRRF's many initiatives honoring the commitment of Canadians to human dignity.
For further information
Anita Bromberg, CRRF Executive Director, 416-508-9033