“Around our world, we see divisions widening and conflicts deepening,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, warning people to learn from one of the darkest chapters in human history.

In a statement, Mr Turnbull said it was as important as ever to contemplate the Holocaust – known as the Shoah in Hebrew – in which the Nazis murdered up to 6 million Jews and millions of other civilians, including people with disabilities and mental illnesses, Slavs, Roma, gay men and Christians.

“We see the hardening of hearts and closing of minds. Indeed, the experiences of the past, as well as our own changing and challenging times, vividly highlight the continuing struggle for peace and understanding,” Mr Turnbull said on Saturday.

“Here in Australia, we are proud of our diverse and harmonious society. But there is a need for all of us to remain vigilan

 

Read the full article by Fergus Hunter at the Sydney Morning Herald.

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