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International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Fascism marked in Bratislava

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International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Fascism marked in Bratislava


16.09.2019

On September 11 and 12 a number of events took place in Bratislava dedicated to the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Fascism, which has been celebrated annually since 1962 on the second Sunday of September, since it was in this month that the Second World War began and ended.


The grand opening of the historical and documentary “Holocaust: destruction, liberation, salvation” exhibition took place in the building of the National Council of the Slovak Republic.

The exposition presented little-known photo documents from museums and archives of Russia, Germany, Ukraine and Switzerland. The exhibition reveals the scale of the Holocaust and the decisive role of the Red Army in the liberation of prisoners of Nazi camps. Central to it is the story of the liberation of the prisoners of Auschwitz, among whom were Slovak Jews.


The chairman of the National Council of the Slovak Republic Alexander Danko, Russian Ambassador to Slovakia Alexey Fedotov, co-chairman of the Moscow Holocaust Education and Research Center, Professor Ilya Altman spoke at the opening of the exhibition. The opening was also attended by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Slovakia, Gabriela Matecna, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Lukas Parisek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Culture Ivan Sechik, as well as deputies, representatives of public and veteran organizations.


A round table discussion on the study and teaching of the Holocaust in Russia and Slovakia was held at the Russian Center for Science and Culture, which was attended by representatives of museums, public Jewish organizations and scholars.

Alexander Bushuev, Bratislava

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