The speaker is addressing a group on the eve of the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust and Heroes of the Resistance.
The speaker emphasizes the position of their country (presumably Russia) in being against the forgetting of crimes like the Holocaust and working to uncover crimes of this kind against all citizens of the former Soviet Union, regardless of their nationality.
The Holocaust in the Soviet Union
The speaker notes that the majority of Jews exterminated by the Nazis were just citizens of the Soviet Union and that this is a common pain for their country.
They mention that Jewish organizations around the world support their country’s efforts to uncover these crimes and that they are working to get this supported at the international level as well.
Despite some countries evading working in solidarity on this issue, the speaker states that their country will continue to work to uncover crimes of this kind.
The speaker mentions that their family has a personal connection to the Holocaust, with their father surviving and their mother being hidden by righteous people during the war.
They express that the suffering of the Holocaust is still terrible to them today and that they always say “never again” when remembering these events.
Current Situation in Russia
The speaker notes that Jews currently feel comfortable in Russia and that they are ready to do everything to find peaceful solutions for those who suffer.
They express that the Jewish community, not only in Russia but all over the world, is ready to do everything to ensure that there is only peace in the world and that people live a good life, as they understand more than anyone else what suffering is.