“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
IHRA Chair's Statement Regarding the Shootings at the Brussels Jewish Museum
As the Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and on behalf of its members, I am deeply shocked by the fatal shootings at the Brussels Jewish Museum on 24 May, in which four people were killed.
We strongly condemn this criminal act and would like to express our sincere sympathies to families of those killed as they mourn the loss of these victims. IHRA offers its full support to the Belgian Delegation following this heinous crime.
This incident sadly illustrates the necessity of the statement of the Stockholm Declaration, to which all 31 IHRA member countries are committed, that the international community shares a solemn responsibility to fight antisemitism and xenophobia.