Calgary, AB (January 27, 2017): Dr. David Swann issued the following statement on International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust:
“Today we remember those deliberately and horrifically murdered by the Nazi state. Millions of people were relentlessly persecuted and killed for their religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation by Adolf Hitler and his government.
“This is a day where we remind ourselves that hatred and prejudice has a cost that is all too often paid in lives. When we look back on these atrocities, we must keep in mind that ‘never again’ is more than just a hope, it is a commitment – to standing up for the rights of those that are different and refusing to be divided by fear.”