The Embassy of Israel together with the United Nations, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Delegation of the European Union marked the International Day of the Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust on 27 January 2017. A special event was organized to remember the six million people killed during the Holocaust between 1939 to 1945.
Jeewan Bahadur Shahi, Chief Guest for the event expressed his condolences to the victims of the Holocaust and hoped that the youth will raise their voices against inhumanity, racism and inequality to stop such happenings in the future.
Yaron Mayer, Ambassador of Israel to Nepal said, “Since this year’s Holocaust theme is educating for better future, lets universally educate young generations about the Holocaust and try to promote moral education and a world free of intolerance”.
Mrs. Valarie Julliand, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations to Nepal, read the message of the United Nations Secretary General during the event. Ambassadors from Germany and the Delegation of the European Union also spoke about the Holocaust.A memorial prayer was read at the beginning of the event. Six candles were lit as per the Jewish tradition one candle representing one million. This is the third consecutive year that an event of this magnitude was organized in Nepal to mark the Holocaust. This event has been an important milestone in spreading the message of tolerance and fighting against racism.
The event was followed by a theatre performance “The Diary of Anne Frank” by One World Theater artists directed by Deborah Merola.