Holocaust Remembrance Day marked in Belgrade

On the occasion of the Holocaust Remembrance Day in Belgrade, the President of the Jewish Community of Belgrade Aaron Fuchs, the Deputy Mayor of Belgrade Goran Vesić and the Ambassador of Israel to Serbia Jahel Vilan laid wreaths at the Monument to the Victims of the Shoah.

The ceremony was opened by the Baruch Brothers Choir.

The commemoration was attended by members and president of the Jewish community of Pancevo, David Montias.

The second part of the commemoration was held at the Old Fairground Memorial Plaque.

Rabbi Isak Asiel said a prayer and Dr. Dragana Stojanović, President of the Memorial Commission, addressed the audience.

Ambassador Villan  pointed out that “we want to show that Jews are still in Belgrade and that, as always, they will be part of Serbia and its capital.”

The President of the Jewish Community of Belgrade, Aaron Fuchs, expressed satisfaction that the City remembers its jewish citizens who perished during the Holocaust.

Members of the Jewish community of Belgrade then walked across Branko’s Bridge to Braće Krsmanović Street, to the Monument to the Jews killed in the “soul-destroyer” truck – a special vehicle designed to suffocate prisoners used by the Nazis for massacres.


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