UN pays tribute to victims of Holocaust

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New York, Feb 11 (IBNS): The United Nations held a special ceremony on Thursday to pay homage to the six million Jews and countless others slaughtered in the Nazi death camps of the Second World War, stressing that the drive to prevent a repetition of such horror was one of the reasons the Organization was founded.

The ceremony, originally scheduled for Jan 27, the annual Holocaust memorial day, was delayed by a heavy snow storm in New York.

“Let us remember: the United Nations was created, in part, to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. “As United Nations Secretary-General, I never forget this fundamental mission.”

This year’s theme paid special tribute to the suffering of women, and Ban highlighted the role played by the mothers and daughters, grandmothers, sisters and aunts. “They saw their lives irrevocably changed, their families separated and killed, their traditions shattered,” he declared....

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