11/03/2011

EUJS attends Macedonian youth panel and Holocaust Center

EUJS attends Macedonian youth panel and Holocaust Center

An European Union of Jewish Students delegation visited the Republic of Macedonia to attend the opening of a Holocaust Memorial Center and to participate in a meeting between the Jewish and non-Jewish student leaders of the country.

The opening of the Holocaust Center was preceded by a walk behind three Macedonian soldiers carrying the urns of those 7,148 Macedonian Jews brutally rounded up and deported to Treblinka by Bulgarian soldiers.

The procession leading to the center marched through the entire city center, escorted by Macedonian soldiers, a military band, before ending up at the entrance to the new center where the country’s Prime Minister and President praised the contribution of Jews to Macedonia’s history.

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