Memorial to Dubrovnik Holocaust victims unveiled

A memorial to Holocaust victims was unveiled at the Jewish cemetery in Dubrovnik on Friday.

Science and Education Minister Predrag Sustar, local and Jewish Community of Zagreb officials and victims' families were in attendance.

Jewish Community of Dubrovnik president Sabrina Horovic said this community had 148 members before World War II, including 87 who lived in Dubrovnik, of whom 27 were killed in the Holocaust. She said the victims must be honoured.

"By doing so, we will renew our determination to prevent such horrors and reject the mentality which allows them. The sources of the Holocaust must be stopped immediately. That's the most important message drawn from the legacy of the Holocaust. Don't be a perpetrator, don't be a victim, but don't be a passive observer either," she said.

The memorial was designed by Ivan Cerenjes of the Jerusalem Hebrew University.

Last update: Fri, 18/03/2016 - 15:55

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