Gordon Braun u Aušvicu:
The Prime Minister has said that his visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was a reminder that everyone has a duty "to stand up against discrimination and prejudice".
Gordon Brown toured the site of the former camp during a visit to Poland and signed the visitors’ book. He also wrote a message in the book.
"What I have seen this afternoon is a harrowing testament to the murder of so many who suffered here the extremes of terror. What happened here is a shared human story - a perpetual reminder of all the darkness of which the world is capable, but also a story of what the world can endure and survive.
That is why our children and grandchildren must learn about this terrible place, and so become able to share the grief and shame of mankind’s greatest evil, and also share the hope that comes from our ability to choose, our ability to act justly. As the book of Deuteronomy tells us: "Justice, justice shall you pursue."
As Elie Wiesel wrote: "Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair." The British people reject despair. We say with one voice that there is no place for such hate in our world.
In this place of desolation I reaffirm my belief that we all have a duty - each and every one of us - not to stand by, but to stand up against discrimination and prejudice. As we remember the worst of our past, we must each commit ourselves to serve the best of our future."