Beinisch: Holocaust taught world about democratic values

January 27, 2012 14:32

The Holocaust has taught the world that democracy demands both the rule of law as well as the preservation of democratic values, Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch said on Friday, adding that the question of whether we have truly internalized this lesson must be asked.

Speaking at a ceremony marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Massuah Institute, Beinisch warned that even today the world is confronted with expressions of anti-Semitism, hatred and violence. These disturbing instances endanger our existence as a humane society, she explained.

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