Commemoration of 7144 Macedonian Jews taken to Treblinka - March 11, 2012


On March 11, 2012, the 69th anniversary of the deportation of 7144 Macedonian Jews to Treblinka was marked. Delegations consisting of the Jewish Community, Government representatives and diplomats, guests from other Jewish communities and organizations laid wreaths at the site of the Monopol transit camp, at the Butel Jewish cemetery, and in front of the Monument of the Fallen Freedom Fighters.

The exhibition entitled Children’s Stories - children’s drawings from the Terezin ghetto was opened in the Holocaust Memorial Centre. The exhibition is being shown in the Memorial Centre in cooperation with the embassy of the Czech Republic and the Jewish Museum in Prague.

In the evening on March 11, there was a Commemoration concert of the Mois Hason Choir, the Brevis Quartet and violinist Ivan Prilepchanski. The music program consisted of classical music, Sephardic romances and Jewish songs. Also, short stories on the Holocaust written by students from Gjorgjija Pulevski primary school were read. Speeches were given by the president of the Jewish Community, Bjanka Subotikj, the ambassador of the State of Israel to Macedonia, David Cohen, Rabbi Andrew Baker from the American Jewish Committee, and the Mayor of Skopje, Koce Trajanovski.

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