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COWDENBEATH MSP Annabelle Ewing told the Scottish Parliament on Thursday that the mass killing of of the Holocaust must never be forgotten so that such callous and horrendous acts never happen again.
Ms Ewing spoke in a debate in the Scottish Parliament to mark Holocaust Memorial Day and recalled how as a student she had visited the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau facility where six million Jews were murdered.
During her speech, Ms Ewing said: “On this the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, it is vital that we continue to bear witness to the 6 million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis.
“We must do so not only in the memory of those were murdered, but we must do so to ensure that we are always vigilant and that such state-sanctioned clinical mass extermination never happens again.
“Sadly, the world has seen genocide since the end of the second World War, but our efforts to promote mutual respect and understanding must not falter; rather, our efforts must be re-doubled.”
The MSP recalled: “I too have visited Auschwitz. My visit was in the summer of 1982 when I was a young post-graduate student studying international relations at the Johns Hopkins University’s Bologna Center.