President speaks at Holocaust Remembrance Day event in Taipei

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-02-19

President Tsai Ing-wen spoke at a Holocaust Remembrance Day event in Taipei on

President Tsai Ing-wen speaks at a Holocaust Remembrance Day event in Taipei on Sunday. (CNA photo)

Sunday. She said that Germany had worked for years to pave the way for an apology and reparations for the Jewish people and others who were killed in the Holocaust. The president also spoke about how Germany had created education programs for people of all ages, as well as anti-nazi legislation.

President Tsai said that Taiwan, a country which has human rights abuses in its own past, should learn from Germany’s bravery in facing its history.

This year marks the second year that Taiwan has recognized Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is usually observed on January 27. This year’s event was sponsored by the Israeli and German representative offices in Taipei, as well as the Ministry of Education and the National Central Library.    [FULL  STORY]

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