'May the darkest pages of our common history never again be repeated'

“The Holocaust gives us an example – the ugliest, most appalling and disgraceful – and yet a real example of what happens when human kind loses sight of the fundamental values of humanity,” PACE President Michele Nicoletti recalled at a ceremony organised at the Council of Europe to mark the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.

“The Council of Europe’s mission is to uphold the values of human dignity and fundamental rights in order to protect the society we live in against intolerance and hate, as well as any form of discrimination that may divide us. Every one of us must spare no effort to ensure that, in our Common European Home, may the darkest pages of our common history never again be repeated,” he concluded.