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President of European Jewish Congress Moshe Kantor:

Yesterday (May 13, 2008), President Shimon Peres launched the first annual Presidents Conference “Facing Tomorrow” in Jerusalem. This major event has brought prominent figures...

Speech by Dr Moshe Kantor

The Creator keeps testing us in order to head us off the path of idleness to the way of eternity. Facing one of the...

Speech by Serghey Mironov

This forum has been tolled by a tragic event - sixty five years ago at Babi Yar outskirts of Kyiv the Nazis had commenced...

Speech by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau

Mr. Yushchenko, President of Ukraine, Mr. Katsav, President of the State of Israel, Presidents of Croatia and Montenegro, leaders, spiritual leaders, the rabbis, Mr....

Speech by Stephen Herbits

Thank you. Shanah Tovah. I speak today as Secretary General of the World Jewish Congress, representing Jewish communities in over 80 countries on six continents...

Message of the UN Secretary-General delivered by Mr. Francis O’Donnell, UN Resident Coordinator in Ukraine

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE TO CEREMONY AND INTERNATIONAL FORUM COMMEMORATING THE 65th ANNIVERSARY OF THE TRAGEDY OF BABYN YAR Kyiv, 27 September 2006 Delivered by Mr. Francis O'Donnell, UN...

Speech by President Yushchenko

Ladies and Gentlemen, Today Kyiv and Ukraine are standing in mourning before the world. During these days of remembrance of the Babi Yar tragedy, I am...

Speech by President Katsav

Your Excellency President of Ukraine, Your Excellency President of Croatia, Your Excellency President of Montenegro, Honourable heads of state who have come here from...

ISRAEL SINGER’S ADDRESS

President of the State of Israel, Vice President of the United States of America, Holocaust survivors, brothers and sisters! G-d promised us after the Flood...

ELIE WIESEL’S ADDRESS

President Kwasniewski, President Katsav, Vice President Mr. Cheney, our Chairman these days, and Mr. Yushchenko and all of you who are Presidents and Prime...

RICHARD CHENEY’S ADDRESS

It is my privilege to join you today, as the representative of the people of the United States. I thank the government of Poland,...

VICTOR YUSHCHENKO’S ADDRESS

Dear Mr. Aleksander Kwasniewski, President of Poland, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends! This is not my first visit to Auschwitz, where the most dreadful tragedy...

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