Macedonia Holocaust museum damaged in riots

Riots in the Macedonian capital of Skopje have also caused damage to the country’s Holocaust museum in the center of the city.

Protesters over the weekend damaged the Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia in Skopje and the glass area of the Macedonian Museum of History, and broke several windows of a new theater under construction.

The riots are linked to a demonstration on March 2 by ethnic Albanians in support of newly named Defense Minister Talmut Xhaferi, a former leader of Albanian guerrillas who fought government forces in 2001.

Macedonia is set next week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the destruction of its Jewish community during the Holocaust next week.


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