The president of SYRIZA, Stefanos Kasselakis, was in Auschwitz on Saturday 27.1.2024, honoring the memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

With his post on social networks, he notes that "today, on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust and the Day of Remembrance of the Greek Jewish Martyrs and Heroes of the Holocaust, I am in Auschwitz. Here where 1,1 million souls were exterminated because they were Jews, political dissidents, Roma, homosexuals and generally 'subhuman' according to the Nazis".

And he emphasizes that "of them, 55.000 were Greek Jews".

"Here, human life ceased to have substance and value and became a number engraved on the skin," says Mr. Kasselakis, who emphasizes that today, "79 years after the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army, the message that the fight against hatred and intolerance is ongoing, it is more relevant than ever."

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Today, on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust and the Day of Remembrance of the Greek Jewish Martyrs and Heroes of the Holocaust, I am in Auschwitz.
Here where 1,1 million souls were exterminated because they were Jews, political dissidents, Roma, homosexuals and generally "subhuman" according to the Nazis.
Of these, 55.000 were Greek Jews.
Here, human life ceased to have substance and value and became a number engraved on the skin.
I saw the hair of women and little girls taken by the Nazis to use in textiles. Somewhere in between was a braid wrapped around a Greek penny.
Here, as noted author and Auschwitz survivor Primo Levi wrote, the belief that “the stranger is the enemy” was “intensely taken to its logical conclusion. As long as that perception survives, the prospect of that fate will be there to threaten us."
Today, 79 years after the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army, the message that the fight against hatred and intolerance is ongoing is more relevant than ever. From America to Europe, our country and the wider region, we see the darkness spreading.
Peace, Democracy, Human Rights are not just legacies of older generations, but a daily struggle, which cannot be discounted.

The inscription on the memorial at Auschwitz shouts it out loud: "Let it be a cry of despair and a warning to humanity for centuries."
Never again.