As we mark seventy-five years since the end of the Holocaust, the most horrific tragedy in human history, a new wave of antisemitism unseen since World War II poses an existential threat to European Jewry. Today, antisemitic incidents have hit record highs in countries such as France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Jewish citizens again do not feel safe on European streets, with 38% considering emigrating because of antisemitism. Moreover, a third of Europeans knows only ‘a little’ or ‘nothing at all’ about the Holocaust. In these times of upheaval, commemorating the Holocaust and emphasising the urgency of joining forces against antisemitism and racism is of crucial importance. More than ever, the world cannot afford to forget where hatred and extremism can lead. More than ever, world leaders must renew their commitment to stand up against antisemitism and prejudice and to ensure that such tragedy never happens again.
The Fifth World Holocaust Forum
23 January 2020
World Holocaust Forum President Dr. Moshe Kantor tells assembled world leaders that with current levels of emigration there could be no Jewish communities in...
Top international stars including Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Charlie Sheen participate in Instagram campaign against antisemitism “STOP THIS STORY!”
The First Ever Global Social Media Campaign to combat Antisemitism is Launched, Titled: “STOP THIS STORY!”
Leaders from the United States, Russia, France, the United Kingdom, and Germany to Address the Fifth World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem
Prince Charles to attend historic World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem along with around 40 world leaders
Dozens of world leaders confirmed their participation in the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem
In the News
Photo & Video Gallery
Mr. Reuven Rivlin
Yad Vashem Directorate
Yad Vashem Council
Yad Vashem Council
The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
Where today Jews are attacked, tomorrow every citizen could become a target. As history teaches us, extremists test out their force first on Jews as a prelude to attacks on the entire population. The fight against extremism should therefore be carried out not only for the sake of the Jewish people, but for the well-being and survival of humanity.
Society must act immediately to protect itself, including its Jewish citizens, or it will be too late. More than seventy years after the end of WWII, our societies are no longer immune to extremism. We must fully mobilise and equip ourselves to fight this scourge.
President of World Holocaust Forum Foundation
President of European Jewish Congress
Chancellor of Yad Vashem Council
"When we will be gathering on the 23rd of January not only to remember the past, but to conduct self-examination regarding where we are today, where the world is with regard to its moral barometers, like then so is today if world leaders join together to defeat evil, to stand together, to fight antisemitism then we can promise safe world to all mankind.
Excerpt from the Speech by Dr. Moshe Kantor during the launch press conference
THE WORLD HOLOCAUST REMEBRANCE CENTER