June 14, 2014 — Jerusalem, Israel — Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, is attending Yad Vashem’s International 60th Anniversary Mission to Israel on behalf of the Government of Canada, highlighting Canada’s continued efforts to promote Holocaust remembrance, education and research.
Yad Vashem, Israel’s official living memorial to Jewish victims of the Holocaust, is the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust. To mark the 60th anniversary since its creation, Yad Vashem is leading an international mission through Poland and Israel to educate participants on the horrors Jews faced during the Holocaust. This mission will also allow participants to experience first-hand the remarkable range of activities conducted by Yad Vashem.
Minister Uppal is attending the Israel portion of the mission, demonstrating Canada’s position as a world leader in the global fight against anti-Semitism and the government’s commitment to Holocaust commemoration. Canada’s recent efforts to promote Holocaust education and remembrance include the development of a National Holocaust Monument, to be unveiled in Ottawa in fall 2015. In addition, Canada chaired the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) from March 2013 to February 2014. Canada continues to work closely with IHRA as an active member country.
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