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Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 #WeRemember

#WeRemember as the Muslim Youth of Europe

Holocaust Memorial Day should provide us all with a bitter reminder of the realities of where fascism and racism can lead our societies.

President of FEMYSO Hande Taner said ‘The murder of 6 millions Jews alongside thousands of other ethnic and minority groups including over 500,000 thousand Roma is a stain on our history, our region must never seek to forget. Instead it should remain as a collection of moments that stir the anti-racist spirit in each and every one of us, reminding us that remaining silent is not an option.’

The Fundamental Rights Agency Second survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in the EU, found that nine in 10 (89 %) Jews consider that antisemitism has increased in their country, with more than eight in 10 (85 %) considering it to be a serious problem. Jews around Europe rate antisemitism as the biggest social or political problem where they live.

These alarming statistics, and facts such as the antisemtic attacker of the Halle synagogue incident being inspired by the attacker of the Christchurch mosque massacre, paint a stark picture on the reality of anti-semitism in our region. European leaders must take heed and listen to Jewish communities in their efforts to see effective policy implemented to tackle this evil ideology.

FEMYSO will continue to stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters in our collective efforts to see a Diverse, Cohesive and Vibrant Europe for all come to fruition.


  1. FEMYSO (est. 1996) is a network organisation for 33 Muslim youth and student organisations across 20 European countries, and is the leading voice for European Muslim youth, developing and empowering them, and working to build a more diverse, cohesive and vibrant Europe.
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