Auschwitz, Poland, November 13, 2007: More than 30 survivors of the extermination camp Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps met in Auschwitz for a one day conference. Based on their unique moral credo, this extraordinary group of people decided to throw their weight into the discussion about Europe’s future. In a solemn ceremony, the survivors of this “hell on earth” shared their experiences from the past and also proposed a constitution for a “Europe for the People, By the People.”
The focus of this unique document is the protection of the life and health of people currently threatened by corporate interests whose multi-billion dollar profits derive from turning the human body into a marketplace. The common denominator of the pharmaceutical industry and the GM (genetically modified) food industry are patented products that serve the interest of giant investment groups at the expense of the health and lives of millions of people. “This is not a political campaign but a question of morality” said August Kowalczyk, the founder of the Auschwitz Hospice Foundation (Fundacja Hospicjum Oswiecim) the main organizer of the conference.
We believe that every citizen should have the right to:
- Participate in the democratic life of Europe.
- Make known and publicly exchange their views on all areas of European activity and policy.
- Be directly involved in political decision-making.
We invite you to support the constitution by signing our petition.
The campaign is coordinated by the Dr. Rath Health Foundation, a non-profit organization.