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Plaid Cymru Leader Attends Holocaust Memorial Day Service

Leanne Wood

After attending a Holocaust Memorial Service at City Hall in Cardiff this afternoon, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood said: “As those with a living memory of the horrors of the holocaust become fewer in number, it is vital that we collectively and actively remember what happened.

“We owe it to those who lost their lives, as well as to minorities who live today, to remember what can happen when hatred is allowed to fester unchallenged.

“Politics categorised by a sense of superiority, exclusion, intolerance, fear and hatred of the "other" risks concluding in publicly sanctioned mass slaughter.

“It was said that such horrors committed against people because of who they are, should never happen again.

“Although lessons should have been learned and never repeated from the Second World War, sadly there are plenty of examples of mass slaughters that have taken place in the world since the holocaust.

“Today we remember all those who have been killed because of who they are. Today we also remember that hatred and intolerance linger today and that we must not become complacent.

“A fitting tribute to the millions of people that died during the Holocaust would be to ensure that this is never allowed to happen again and the politics of hate is challenged wherever it raises its ugly head.”

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