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Leaves: the Memories of the Holocaust should live on

For the 74 years since the liberated prisoners from the nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Stefan Löfven raised in his speech during the commemoration in the synagogue up to the threat and hatred against jews is still widespread in Sweden.

– In day is still a battle of values, which is not yet won, and may never be definitively won.

also about that anti-semitism comes from several quarters: right wing, leading and islamic environments, as well as conspiracy theories on the net.

– Here can be no emptiness, no värderingsmässigt vacuum, get be. Here we must step into and with clarity to highlight, respond to and combat anti-semitism wherever it shows itself, and whoever expresses it.

To take the survivors ' voices are a part of the work to historieförnekande. It was something Stefan Löfven took up in his speech, that a part of the defense is the ”preservation of memories”.

for Holocaust survivors in Sweden are examples of efforts to preserve the memories of the survivors themselves are no longer bothered.

– in Conjunction with the international conference that we are organizing next year, will this museum be the basis for an enhanced and strengthened the work of remembrance in Sweden and in the world, " says Stefan Löfven.

The growing anti-semitism and racism the world over contributes to this year's program for the day included over 100 events.

– anti-Semitism is a threat to the entire democratic society – we know that hatred towards a group of feeding hatred against one another. The universal message of the Holocaust is that this is something that touches everyone, " says Ingrid Lomfors, director at the living history Forum.

ljuständningen at the Raoul Wallenberg square in Stockholm attended Hania Rosenberg, who survived the Holocaust as children.

" What can we do to what happened during the Holocaust never happen again, she asked in his speech.

Even the american historian Deborah Lipstadt, best known from the film ”Denial”, and democracy - and the minister of culture, Amanda Lind spoke.

Bodil Ekermann, 60, was one of the hundreds of people who come to listen in the cold and light a candle at the sculptures.

– There is jewish ancestry in my family. If Hitler had taken over Sweden, had my grandfather and dad probably have not existed, and neither do I, she says to TT.

– You must not forget. It must not happen again, no matter what group of people it is exposed.

the day under the heading ”Democracy – 80 years since the second world war broke out”, with lectures, panel discussion and music. Malmö city council for the roma national minority are also inviting to a manifestation.

Gothenburg, has this year moved the manifestation of the ”rally for democracy” on Monday 28 January.

At libraries, in churches and other premises activities are under way with the Holocaust and anti-semitism as a theme. Among other things, shown the download miniutställningen ”anti-Semitism – then and now” in several parts of the country. On Monday, a screening of the film ”Denial” on the ten cinemas, with the opportunity to ask questions via video link to historian Deborah Lipstadt afterwards.

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