Strasbourg 24 January 2013: "We remember the past to ensure it is not repeated in the future. "Thinking about the horrible suffering of the victims of the Holocaust and their families reminds us that every day we must work to end anti-Gypsyism and instead promote a culture of peace." said today Mr Rudko Kawczynski, President of the European Roma and Travellers Forum on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocauast, organised by the Council of Europe.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day reminds us of the millions of Jewish, Roma and, disabled people, homosexuals, political opponents, Jehovah witnesses and other victims of the Holocaust. We recommitt ourselves to "keeping their memory alive not only in our thoughts, but through our actions,"said President Kawczynski.