LifestyleAuschwitz anniversary message from Olena Zelenska connects Holocaust to Ukraine's struggles

Auschwitz anniversary message from Olena Zelenska connects Holocaust to Ukraine's struggles

The First Lady of Ukraine spoke on the anniversary of the liberation of KL Auschwitz.
The First Lady of Ukraine spoke on the anniversary of the liberation of KL Auschwitz.
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7:34 AM EST, January 28, 2024, updated: 4:45 AM EST, March 7, 2024

Whenever she gets the opportunity, Olena Zelenska highlights the current situation in Ukraine. She advocates support for her country, which is embroiled in conflict, asserting that only a united effort by Western countries can repel Russian aggression.

Zelenska has an active Instagram profile where she shares content related to the ongoing war, the suffering of Ukrainians, and significant world events. In her latest post, she marked the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Olena Zelenska honours the victims of the Holocaust

"Ash - that's all that was left after hundreds of thousands of tortured people. The prisoners whom the soldiers of the First Ukrainian Front found alive, couldn't believe they had been rescued. This is how the world learned about Auschwitz, the largest of Hitler's concentration camps," Olena Zelenska started her Instagram post.

The First Lady emphasized that the memory of Hitler's atrocious crimes has endured because they were documented and the culprits were brought to justice. She further highlighted Ukraine's role in preserving the memory of the concentration camp victims.

"Since 2005, a resolution of the UN General Assembly, introduced at the behest of Ukraine, has been honouring the victims of the Holocaust on this day - Nazi extermination of Jews. A grim anniversary, indeed. Yet, it is this very date that gives us hope in trying times when the enemy seeks to annihilate Ukrainians," she added.

"People, memory, sacrifice, and love are indomitable"

Olena Zelenska relates the current plight of her compatriots to the anniversary on January 27. She highlights that this date should serve as a reminder of the unfolding events in Ukraine.

"Remember, tyrants will be stopped and punished. Institutions grounded on hatred and death will not endure. People, memories, sacrifices, and love cannot be destroyed. Anyone who understands history is stronger," she concluded.

She added a photo of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, located in Berlin, to her Instagram post. Online users appreciated the First Lady's appeal, expressing their support in the comments. "It's amazing how short our memory is... Once again, a tyrant emerges in the heart of Europe, with the tacit approval of other countries," wrote one comment.

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