Prime Minister Beata Szydło: Let’s be witnesses to the memory

We have a duty to loudly speak up for the memory about history and for the truth – Prime Minister Beata Szydło said during the official ceremony of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.


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The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is a day which unites us in pain and memory about those who were murdered in a bestial way. Those who were deprived of the right to live only because the mad totalitarianism, ideology and the people who created it decided that they shouldn’t live – Prime Minister Beata Szydło said at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw.

Prime Minister Szydło pointed out that she was born in Oświęcim, where many people risked their lives in order to help. She also mentioned her grandmother, who, together with her friends, kept bringing food to the gate of Auschwitz-Birkenau camp.  She told us about that suffering and fear – the prime minister said, and appealed: let’s remember about heroes, about common people.

Memory about the historical truth

Let’s not be afraid to voice objections, when there are attempts at distorting the history – the prime minister appealed, and encouraged the listeners to protest when they come across false information which attributes crimes to other nations.

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is celebrated on 27th January, on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.


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