Karamarko: Let's unite in respect for victims

The First Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party, Tomislav Karamarko, has called on those who have announced a boycott of the memorial ceremony on the site of a World War II concentration camp at Jasenovac to reconsider their decision, stressing that the Croatian society must be united in condemning any totalitarian regime.

"Our not so recent past has left us a memory of too many victims for such a small nation. This truth is even more difficult and painful if we know that so many mass execution sites were the consequence of different totalitarian systems. Condemnation of any form of totalitarianism and respect for all victims are decisions around which the Croatian society must be united. That's why I condemn any attempt to use occasions on which tribute is paid to victims of totalitarian regimes to cause new divisions among Croatian citizens," Karamarko wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday.

"I call upon all those who have announced a boycott of the memorial ceremony in Jasenovac to reconsider their decision and to attach more importance to paying respects to the victims and condemning the totalitarian regime than to scoring cheap political points whose effects will not last more than two or three days. Unity in the condemnation of totalitarianism and respect for the victims of such political systems should be left to the generations to come as our legacy," Karamarko said in his post, entitled "Let's unite in respect for victims".

Last update: Thu, 23/06/2016 - 15:40
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