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Fax : 
Web : www.eurojewcong.org
From: xxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxx.xx [mailto:Paulina.DEJMEK-
Sent: lundi 22 décembre 2014 17:58
Subject: FW: EJC 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation final.doc
, further to our previous exchange, I am pleased to send you the written
contribution from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
Don't hesitate to be in touch if anything is unclear.
With my best wishes for the festive season,
Paulina Dejmek Hack
Member of Cabinet
European Commission
Rue de la Loi, 200
B-1049 Bruxelles
Tel. +32 2 299 15 53

Ref. Ares(2016)48499 - 06/01/2016
 Mr. Jean-Claude JUNCKER 
President of the European Commission 
Brussels, 5th January 2016  
Ref. nr.  1601102 
Dear Mr. Juncker, 
For  many  years  already,  the  European  Jewish  Congress  (EJC)  has  been  organising  Holocaust 
commemorative events either in Poland, the Czech Republic or at the European Parliament in Brussels, 
but always in collaboration with the President of the European Parliament.  
As you may know, in 2012, the President of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz, decided that the 
International  Holocaust  Remembrance  Day  on  the  27th  of  January  would  become  an  official 
commemoration ceremony included in the calendar of the Presidency of the European Parliament. This 
was  an important step in enforcing the  event as a fundamental part of European  –  not  only Jewish  – 
In 2016 the official commemoration ceremony will take place on the 27th of January in Brussels at the 
European Parliament in the Yehudi Menuhin Hall at 13h00.  
The  ceremony  will  be  an  essential  opportunity  for  European  leaders  and  participants  not  only  to 
remember the lessons of history and the horrific experience of World War II, but also to reflect on the 
dramatic situation that Europe and other parts of the world are facing today.  
Distinguished guests will attend the ceremony including EU leaders, commissioners, ministers, members 
of the European Parliament, ambassadors as well as Holocaust survivors.  
I would be most honoured if you kindly would accept our invitation. 
A detailed program of the event will be provided to you in the coming weeks. 
I look forward to your positive response.  
Sincerely yours, 
Congrès Juif Européen / European Jewish Congress 
Bureau Européen  / European Office - 73 rue de Namur -1000 Bruxelles - Belgique 
Tel : +32 2 5408159 /Fax : +32 2 5408169 / www.eurojewcong.org  /  Email : xxxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 

Ref. Ares(2016)48499 - 06/01/2016
05 January 2016 14:07 
FW: INVITATION : International Holocaust Remembrance Day + EC President 
Juncker's message for the programme 
EJC 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation final.doc; Invitation IHRD 2016 -  
Mr. Jean-Claude JUNCKER.pdf; ejc-30thanniversary-invitation-Mr. Jean-Claude 
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Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 1:52 PM 
Cc: CAB JUNCKER PRESIDENT; European Jewish Congress 
Subject: INVITATION : International Holocaust Remembrance Day + EC President Juncker's 
message for the programme 
Importance: High 
Dear Ms. Dejmek-Hack,  
I write to you on behalf of the European Jewish Congress (EJC)  regarding the upcoming 
International Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony  that will take place in the European 
Parliament in Brussels on 27th January 2016.  
The event is organized in partnership with the President of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin 
On a separate note, every year we are preparing a programme which will be distributed during 
the event. In previous ceremonies held in Brussels we have always received a keynote message 
for the programme from the president of the European Commission. Please see the email below 
and the message from last year attached for your information. We would deeply appreciate 
receiving President Juncker’s message in order to include it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, 
last year President Juncker was unable to attend the Commemoration event in Prague and we 
really expect that this year he will honour European Jewish Communities and all participants 
with his presence. It will be a strong message for all Jews of Europe during this difficult period. 
The EJC sincerely hope to continue the strong and fruitful relationship that was built with the 
presidency of the European Commission in the past.  
Please find attached an invitation letter from 
 for the kind 
attention of President Jean-Claude Juncker.  

Attached to this letter, please find as well an invitation to the EJC’s 30th Anniversary Dinner. 
Distinguished guests will honour us with their presence, including Rt. Hon. Tony Blair.  
The original invitation will arrive shortly by post.   
We remain at your disposal for any questions you might have.  
Kind regards, 
European Jewish Congress (EJC)  
Tel : 
Fax : 
Web : www.eurojewcong.org 
From: xxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxx.xx [mailto:xxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxx.xx]  
Sent: lundi 22 décembre 2014 17:58 
Subject: FW: EJC 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation final.doc 
, further to our previous exchange, I am pleased to send you the written 
contribution from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. 
Don't hesitate to be in touch if anything is unclear. 
With my best wishes for the festive season, 
Paulina Dejmek Hack 
Member of Cabinet 
European Commission 
Rue de la Loi, 200 
B-1049 Bruxelles 
Tel. +32 2 299 15 53 


Ref. Ares(2016)48499 - 06/01/2016
Proposed Message by President Jean-Claude Juncker to the European Jewish Congress on the 
occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015, to be published in the leaflet of the event 
Just a few weeks after Adolf Hitler came to power, the first state-organised attacks on opponents of 
the regime and on Jews were carried out across Germany. Less than two weeks later, Dachau, the 
first Nazi concentration camp, was opened.  
The fortified city of Terezín was transformed in 1941 into a ghetto whose inhabitants were destined 
to be transferred to the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Terezín served the Nazis as a perversely titled 
"model Jewish city" for propaganda purposes. The prisoners' determination to live, reflected by the 
cultural and educational activities in the ghetto amidst appalling circumstances, remains an 
impressive testimony to this day. 
Today we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp of 
Auschwitz-Birkenau as well as the many hundreds of camps created with the specific purpose of 
exterminating the Jewish people - a people that had enriched life in Europe for two millennia.  
Europe has come a long way since those darkest of days. The creation of the European Communities 
was inspired by the deep conviction of the founding fathers whose cry was: Never again! Today, the 
European Union is an important guarantor for all citizens, including the Jewish people, fighting anti-
Semitism wherever it rears its ugly head and promoting peace and tolerance among the peoples of 
Europe: A Union where we strive to ensure that Jews can live the lives they wish to live in security 
and contribute to the flourishing of our societies. 
Against this backdrop of our commitment to the Jewish people of Europe, I have watched with 
growing unease the recent rise of anti-Semitic behaviour and statements in several European 
countries. Public incitement to violence or hatred, anti-Semitic hate speech and Holocaust denial 
must be strongly condemned. Such racism has no place in Europe; it is against our fundamental 
values and our firm conviction of the protection of minorities. The European Commission will be 
rigorous in ensuring that all citizens are protected by the fundamental rights of freedom of thought, 
conviction and religion. 
It is a blessing to have some of the survivors of the Holocaust among us today. It shall be our firm 
resolve that Europe's next generations of politicians, teachers, and citizens, will continue to honour 
and remember their lives and those of the millions who perished at the hand of the Nazi regime. 
Remembrance of those who perished, ensuring proper education about the past and all that it means 
for us today will ensure that also those who come after us will understand to cherish the eternal 
values of liberty, tolerance and respect of humanity.