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Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, UN chief António Guterres said, “we will stand firm every day and everywhere against antisemitism, bigotry and hatred of all kinds.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 21 JANUARY 2020, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE - RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior United Nations Headquarters

21 JANUARY 2020, New York CITY

2.Wide shot, Guterres at the podium
3.SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We will stand firm every day and everywhere against antisemitism, bigotry and hatred of all kinds. The world failed all those who died, and those who continue to suffer as a result of the Holocaust. We cannot fail them again by allowing their stories to be forgotten.”
4.Wide shot, Guterres at the podium
5.SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“These portraits of Holocaust survivors speak to us of the dignity, humanity and interconnectedness of each unique member of our human family. Their heartbreaking stories of survival and courage inspire us to do more, in whatever way we can, to combat persecution, hatred and discrimination, wherever they are found.”
6.Various shots, Mr. Zoltan Matyash and his wife Mary at the event
7.Various shots, photo exhibitions

STORYLINE:

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, UN chief António Guterres said, “we will stand firm every day and everywhere against antisemitism, bigotry and hatred of all kinds.”

Speaking at the opening of an exhibit for the Anniversary today (21 Jan), UN Secretary-General António Guterres reflected on his own visit to Yad Vashem two years ago, where he said he was shocked once again by the ability of antisemitism to reinvent itself and re-emerge time and again, over millenia.

He said, “the world failed all those who died, and those who continue to suffer as a result of the Holocaust. We cannot fail them again by allowing their stories to be forgotten.”

Guterres also paid tribute to Zoltan Matyash, a Holocaust survivor who also attended the opening of the exhibit.

As survivors grow older, the Secretary-General stressed that it is essential that we keep their memories alive and carry their testimony forward in new ways for new generations.

Guterres reiterated, “these portraits of Holocaust survivors speak to us of the dignity, humanity and interconnectedness of each unique member of our human family.”

He continued, “their heartbreaking stories of survival and courage inspire us to do more, in whatever way we can, to combat persecution, hatred and discrimination, wherever they are found.”

The exhibition was organized by the Permanent Missions of Israel and the Russian Federation at the United Nations.

The United Nations will organize several events to mark the 2020 International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust under the theme “75 years after Auschwitz - Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice”.

The United Nations Holocaust Memorial Ceremony takes place on Monday (27 Jan) in the General Assembly Hall.
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