President Higgins says rise of extremism 'deeply worrying' before 75th Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Today is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp

File photo of wreaths laid before a commemoration ceremony today at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Berlin Image: DPA/PA Images File photo of wreaths laid before a commemoration ceremony today at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Berlin Image: DPA/PA Images THE EMERGING TREND of a rise in extremist language and politics across Europe is “deeply worrying”, President Michael D Higgins said ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz today.

“It would be a grievous error to consign the Holocaust or the lessons that should be learnt from it to a past that was assumed to be no longer relevant in our modern world.” More than 1.1 million people were killed in Auschwitz during the holocaust, nearly all of whom were Jewish.

“We cannot overestimate how important it is to educate ourselves about the Holocaust; to ensure that such an atrocity is never allowed to occur again. Hatred and prejudice have no place in today’s society,” Coveney said in a statement today.“I have no graves to go to and I know my parents were murdered here and burned. So this is how I pay homage to them,” said Yvonne Engelman, a 92-year-old who came from Australia, joined by three more generations now scattered around the globe.


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17 million died in Concentration camps of 25 categories, the largest being the Jews at 6 million. Why are the 10 million never talked about?

Not forgetting Dev's opinion in April1945 that the liberation of Bergen Belsen was 'anti-National propaganda'. Hated Britain so much he loved the Nazis. Kinda like LeoVaradkar

Yes while forgetting Dev's embarrassing faux pas at the German Embassy in April 1945.

More deeply worrying still are the conditions that give rise to such extreme reactions. See Canadian psyshologist Dr Jordan Peterson's superb lectures on the Mass Psychology of Fascism spawned by the Treaty of Versailles. Treat the disease - not the symptoms!

Funny he didn’t open his gob during the RIC commemoration issue? History sees different occupations in different ways, I guess.

The rise of antisemitism in the main stream media is alarming

Millionaire socialist laments peasant uprising.

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