Enshrines The Day January 27 As A Day Of Remembrance Of The Holocaust

Original Language Title: Consagra o dia 27 de Janeiro como dia de Memória do Holocausto

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ASSEMBLY of the REPUBLIC draft resolution No. 62/XI establishes the day January 27 Holocaust remembrance day explanatory statement whereas the Holocaust was a historical event that radically questioned all values in which human civilization is based: respect for life, equality and dignity of all human beings, compassion and brotherhood the responsibility for each other, individual and collective freedom;

Whereas the Holocaust, to result in the murder of one third of the Jewish people, as well as countless members of other minorities, will forever be a warning to all people to the dangers of hatred, bigotry, racism and prejudice;

Whereas the memory and reflection about the Holocaust are the best way to not only understand the roots of prejudice and racism in our societies, to reflect on the individual and collective responsibility, as well as the dangers of remaining silent or indifferent to the oppression, to the abuses of power and human rights violations;

Whereas, in more than half a century after the end of the second World War, our societies have changed profoundly and a significant part of the European population is from countries where the relationship with the Holocaust is distant or non-existent;

Whereas succeeded and violent conflict continue to succeed, massacres and genocides, we require a face to learning lessons from the past, in order to identify the signs of the tragedy; 2 whereas the memory of the Holocaust forces us to a permanent monitoring in the face of racism, ethnic cleansing, anti-Semitism and xenophobia;

Whereas Portugal adopted resolution 60/7, of the United Nations, 1 November 2005, which designates the day 27 January as the international day in memory of the victims of the Holocaust;

Whereas Portugal signed the Stockholm Declaration, 2000, assuming the resulting commitment to promote memory, education and research about the Holocaust;

Having regard to the resolution adopted by the European Parliament in 2005, about the memory of the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and racism and establishes the day 27 January as the European Holocaust Memorial Day;

Whereas Portugal is, since June 2009, observer member of ITF-International Task Force for the memory, education and research about the Holocaust;

The undersigned Members have the following draft resolution: the Assembly of the Republic decides, in accordance with point (b)) of article 156 of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic: 1-join the commemoration honoring the memory and remembering the victims who perished;

2-make a commitment to promote remembrance and education about the Holocaust in schools and universities, in our communities and other institutions, so that future generations can understand the causes of the Holocaust and reflect upon its consequences;

3-reaffirming the common aspiration of mankind to a justice and 3 mutual understanding so as to prevent future acts of genocide.

São Bento Palace, 18 January 2010 Members