“Remembering is a necessary rebuke to those who say the HOLOCAUST never happened or has been exaggerated,â€? UN Secretary-General KOFI ANNAN said in a statement delivered yesterday on his behalf to the HOLOCAUST observance in the General Assembly hall. “Holocaust denial is the work of bigots. We must reject their false claims whenever, wherever and by whomever they are made.â€?

About 200 Jews, survivors of the HOLOCAUST incident and their families as well as members of the United Nations attended a solemn ceremony in United Nations on the 61st anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.