Show Racism the Red Card attended Wales’ National Commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day.
Yesterday, Jason and Jessica from Show Racism the Red Card Wales joined political and religious leaders at City Hall in Cardiff to pay tribute to the millions of victims of the holocaust.
The event was attended by the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones who commented that “As the survivors of the Holocaust become fewer, their stories become matters of history, rather than a powerful living testimony to where unchecked hatred and intolerance can lead.”
A poignant testimony of the struggle of the Second World War was delivered by Renate Collins, who was deported from Prague at the age of five by the Kindertransport. The Kindertransport was a rescue mission which helped thousands of refugee children to escape Nazi persecution and brought Renate to Wales.
During the ceremony Lord Mayor of Cardiff Derrick Morgan read a statement of commitment which highlighted the importance continued efforts toward greater equality in society,
“We recognise that humanity is still scarred by the belief that race or religion or disability or sexuality makes some people’s life worth less than others. Genocide, anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia and discrimination still continue. We have a shared responsibility to fight these evils.”
Performances by the Cardiff and the Vale Youth Choir, and testimonies by pupils who had visited Auschwitz with their school acted as a thought provoking reminder of the devastation caused by the Holocaust.
This year’s day of remembrance ceremony marked the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.