Levits posted a message to Twitter in English expressing his feelings on the occasion.
Today is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of #Auschwitz. A reminder to be vigilant towards all forms of hate. Latvia consistently condemns all forms of totalitarianism, crimes against humanity, and war crimes committed during WWII. #notonmywatch pic.twitter.com/8ulFRJk2fT— Egils Levits (@valstsgriba) January 27, 2020
There is an online gallery recording President Levits' participation at the Auschwitz memorial ceremony.
Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs also noted the significance of the day.
As we mark 75 years of the liberation of #Auschwitz Nazi death camp and International #Holocaust Remembrance Day, we must strengthen our commitment to fight xenophobia, racism & anti-Semitism, we must defend and promote principles of humanity and tolerance #WeRemember #NeverAgain— Edgars Rinkēvičs (@edgarsrinkevics) January 27, 2020
As recently reported by LSM, Rinkēvičs recently spoke about the dangers of forgetting and distorting the history of the Holocaust and the Second World War.
Latvia became a member of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) in 2004.
An account of how the extermination of the great majority of Latvian Jews was carried out is available online from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
We also strongly recommend the virtual exhibition of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia which provides a detailed and thought-provoking explanation of what happened in those dark days including the liquidation of the Rīga ghetto and details of the Nazi camps located on Latvian soil.