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The Prime Minister's speech on International Holocaust Rememberance Day

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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Office of the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg today held the main speech at the International Holocaust Rememberance Day in Oslo.

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg today held the main speech at the International Holocaust Rememberance Day in Oslo.

“Without relieving the Nazis of their responsibility, it is time to for us to acknowledge that Norwegian policemen and other Norwegians took part in the arrest and deportation of Jews. Today I feel it is fitting to express our deepest apologies that this could happen on Norwegian soil,” said the Prime Minister.

Mr Stoltenberg also said, “learning is just as important as apologising. And it is even more important for us to commit ourselves to combating attitudes and actions that rob us of our decency and humanity.”