April 20, 2020
Premier Jason Kenney issued this statement, joining Jewish Albertans in mourning:
“On this sombre day, we remember the six million Jewish people murdered in the Holocaust by the Nazis and their collaborators. This is a wound that will not heal. This is a crime that cannot be forgotten. The memory of the six million will be with us, always.
“But today is also a time for resolve. Nazism showed the world the depths to which anti-Semitism can sink. Across Alberta we are determined to fight that evil in all its forms. We will never let it take root here and spread.
“Our province is proud to be a home for the Jewish people, and we are just as proud to honour the six million by standing shoulder-to-shoulder with their children against the poison of anti-Semitism.
“I salute Albertans of the Jewish faith for your courage and commitment to keeping the bitter lessons of the Shoah alive.”
A virtual commemoration was hosted by the Holocaust Centre (video available until April 27).