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Antwerp commemorates victims of the Holocaust

September 6 2021 - ANTWERP, BELGIUM

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On Sunday, September 5, 2021, a memorial walk took place in Antwerp to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust under the message "Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it". Peace-seekers walked with gentle steps through the streets of Antwerp, where the heavy boots of the occupiers resounded eighty years ago.
Commemorating the Holocaust is crucial to build a city and Europe where anti-Semitism and racism will never again have a place.
Elderly and young, old and new citizens of Antwerp and people of all beliefs shared this collective memory. They walked together to the Monument to the Deported Citizens, where a ceremony took place. Speakers included Annelies Verlinden, Minister of the Interior; Regina Suchowolski-Sluszny, President of the Forum of Jewish Organisations; Philippe Markiewicz, President of the Central Jewish Consistory of Belgium; Bruno Aerts, Vicar General of the Diocese of Antwerp; Kristien Hemmerechts, writer; Jan De Volder, Community of Sant'Egidio. 



Antwerp commemorates  victims of the Holocaust
Antwerp commemorates  victims of the Holocaust
Antwerp commemorates  victims of the Holocaust
Antwerp commemorates  victims of the Holocaust
Antwerp commemorates  victims of the Holocaust
Antwerp commemorates  victims of the Holocaust
Antwerp commemorates  victims of the Holocaust
Antwerp commemorates  victims of the Holocaust
Antwerp commemorates  victims of the Holocaust
Antwerp commemorates  victims of the Holocaust