By: Joseph Yeh
Taipei, Jan. 27 (CNA) Taiwan has much to learn from Israel and Germany on how they commemorate the Holocaust as it embarks on the path of transitional justice, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said Sunday at an International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Taipei.
Chen said Jan. 27 was designated by the United Nations on 2005 as Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the day in 1945 when prisoners in the concentration camp at Auschwitz were liberated.
Calling the history of genocide by the Nazi regime as “the darkest chapter in human history,” the vice president said about 6 million Jews lost their lives, and more than a million Roma and Slavs, disabled individuals, homosexuals and dissidents were also murdered as part of the genocide campaign.
As Taiwan is now pursuing transitional justice, it has much to learn from both Israel and Germany in this area, Chen said. [FULL STORY]