Today, on Yom Ha'Shoah, the EU Delegation to the State of Israel, together with all Embassies of EU Member States in Israel, remember with heavy hearts, the six million Jews, men, women and children, who were murdered in the Holocaust by the Nazis.
On this day, we reflect on the atrocities that took place during one of the darkest chapters of European history but also draw strength from the survivors who are still among us and from the humanity of those who risked their lives while saving others.
We join the people of Israel and the Jewish communities across the EU in their commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust and are with them in their prayers. As Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiezel reminded us, ''Memory has become a sacred duty of all people of goodwill.'' The European Union reaffirms its duty and responsibility, now and for the sake of future generations, never to forget.
In the current reality of rising Antisemitism, fanaticism and violence worldwide, the European Union is determined to prevent and fight Antisemitism in all its forms and to make sure that Jews feel totally safe in Europe. We stand together in our efforts to resist this present tide of hatred and evil.
The values of democracy and human dignity on which the European Union was founded continue to guide us in these challenging times as we seek to maintain our vision of peace and tolerance for all citizens of the European Union.