Statement On Yom Hashoah – Holocaust

On Yom HaShoah, Jews in Israel and the Diaspora come together to commemorate six million innocent souls that were lost at the hands of history’s greatest atrocity.

After World War II, Australia became a home for the most Holocaust survivors per capita of any nation.

They helped us understand the horrors of the past and they helped us build the harmonious society of our present.

Today, our Government stands side-by-side with the members of Victoria’s Jewish community, most of whom, some seventy years ago, lost a part of their family and all of whom lost a part of their whole.

 

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