The message “Holocausto Nunca Mais”, “Holocaust Never Again” in Portuguese, was projected on Brazil’s National Congress buildings to mark Yom Hashoa this Thursday, May 1st.
For the second consecutive year, the green block letters covered the facade of the 28-story towers of the Congress in Brasilia. The projection was promoted by the Brazilian Israelite Confederation (CONIB).
The initiative to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day in the capital city was proposed by the president of the Senate, Davi Alcolumbre, who is Jewish. According to a statement released by CONIB, “it is a tribute to the memory of the 6 million Jews exterminated by the Nazis during World War II in the darkest episode of modern history”.
In addition to keeping alive the memory of the victims of Nazism, the purpose of the date is to make the Holocaust be remembered by all and serve as a warning against antissemitism.