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The Fifth World Holocaust Forum

23 January 2020
Jerusalem, Israel

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.

Press Releases

World Holocaust Forum President Dr. Moshe Kantor tells assembled world leaders that with current levels of emigration there could be no Jewish communities in...

(Jerusalem, Thursday, January 23, 2020) – President of the World Holocaust Forum and the European Jewish Congress Dr. Moshe Kantor told the almost fifty...

Historic Anthology of Statements from World Leaders

50 Leaders from the United States and Europe to Australia Pledge their Commitment to Remember the Holocaust and Combat Antisemitism These statements have been complied into...

Top international stars including Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Charlie Sheen participate in Instagram campaign against antisemitism “STOP THIS STORY!”

Top international stars like Snoop Dogg (35M followers), Ludacris (19.5M followers), Charlie Sheen (5.5M followers), and J. Holiday (3.5M followers), as well as over a hundred other celebrities and public figures, have...

The First Ever Global Social Media Campaign to combat Antisemitism is Launched, Titled: “STOP THIS STORY!”

(Tuesday, January 14, 2020) – For the first time ever, a social media campaign was launched today with the aim of generating awareness about...

Leaders from the United States, Russia, France, the United Kingdom, and Germany to Address the Fifth World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem

(Wednesday, 15 January 2020) 46 heads of states, members of royalty, presidents, prime ministers and parliamentary leaders from Europe, North America and Australia will...

Prince Charles to attend historic World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem along with around 40 world leaders

(Wednesday, December 18, 2019) – His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, has confirmed his attendance to the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, entitled “Remembering...

Dozens of world leaders confirmed their participation in the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem

THE FIFTH WORLD HOLOCAUST FORUM: Dozens of world leaders confirmed their participation in the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, marking the 75th anniversary of...

In the News

“I am here”: Holocaust survivors mark Auschwitz liberation

Their faces lined by age and haunting memories, about 100 Holocaust survivors joined political leaders Thursday in Jerusalem to recall the liberation of the...

World leaders convene in Jerusalem to remember Holocaust and counter anti-semitism

Leaders from almost 50 countries gathered here Thursday to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz and, drawing on the memory of its...

Kantor: Holocaust forum gives the jewish people around the world hope

World Holocaust Forum President Dr. Moshe Kantor: With current levels of emigration there could be no Jewish communities in Europe by 2050. President of the...

European Jewish Congress chief: situation for europe’s jews extremely precarious

Earlier, president of the World Holocaust Forum and the European Jewish Congress Moshe Kantor told the almost fifty world leaders assembled that the situation for Jewish...

Kantor: us most worrying country for resurgent antisemitism at present

President of the World Holocaust Forum Foundation insists there was no contact between organizers of Fifth World Holocaust Forum and Russian President Putin regarding...

As Holocaust memorial set to begin, organizers deny event becoming politicized

Moshe Kantor claims forum has succeeded in using Holocaust remembrance to highlight “the crisis of anti-Semitism”, adds, “It’s ‘a shame that Poland is not...

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"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