The Holocaust Fund of the Jews from Macedonia was established on April, 22, 2002 by a Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia based on the Law on Denationalization. The Fund is a unique legal solution in Europe regarding the protection of property rights of deported Jews without living heirs. The Fund was in charge of the construction of the Memorial Holocaust Center that was built with funding acquired through denationalization of the property of deported Jews.
The idea behind the Memorial Holocaust Center originated from the great scientist and humanist, academician Ivan Dejanov, a former president of the first Macedonian-Israeli Association of Friendship.
Construction of the Memorial Center was one of the initial goals of the Fund. Apart from the Memorial Center, other goals of the Fund include: nourishing Jewish culture and tradition, researching the life and work of past Jews, preserving and revitalizing Jewish monuments; and archiving relevant data regarding the Jewish people.
For further information regarding the Fund or the Memorial Holocaust Center visit the web page of the Fund: http://www.holocaustfund.org/