2012 edition

"Human rights are for all or for none," Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland said on 25 January, when opening the ceremony in memory of the Holocaust in front of the Palais de l'Europe.

Tarja Halonen (President of Finland), Jean-Claude Mignon (President of the Parliamentary Assembly) and Doron Avital (Delegation of the Knesset to PACE) participated in the memorial service.

Wreaths were laid in front of the commemorative stone.

2011 edition

A ceremony marking International Day in memory of the victims of the Holocaust took place on 27 January, on the forecourt of the Palais de l’Europe. Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland started the memorial service. Statements of respect were offered by Traian Basescu, President of Romania, Mevlüt Çavusoglu, President of the Parliamentary Assembly and René Gutman, Grand Rabbin du Bas-Rhin.