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FATAH: Holocaust Memorial Day - this time with an ethnic twist

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07.05.2019

Having attended various Holocaust Remembrance Days over the years, visiting Auschwitz and the concentration camp of Majdanek, all while researching for my book, “The Jew is Not My Enemy,” I have rarely come across Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists or Muslims in the mix.

But last week the Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre (FSWC) took the initiative of holding the Holocaust Memorial service not inside a synagogue or Jewish Centre, but under open skies in Toronto’s Mel Lastman Square.

This time, a turbaned Sikh, Brampton City Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon graced the occasion saying, “at the end of the day we are all Canadians, we are all humans, and no matter what faith you belong to we have to remember we are all brothers and sisters.”

There was also a delegation of Hindu pandits from Kashmir who have faced their own genocide since 1990 when their entire........

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