The President of the Republic of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski, attended today the forum “Remembering the Holocaust and Fighting Anti-Semitism”, held in Jerusalem, Israel.
Besides the Israeli President and Prime Minister Reuven Rivlin and Benjamin Netanyahu, the forum was also addressed by the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, the US Vice President, Mike Pence, the Presidents of France and Germany, Emmanuel Macron nad Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as well as His Royal Highness Prince Charles. The conference in Jerusalem was also addressed by Avner Shalev, President of Yad Vashem, the President of the Council of Yad Vashem, Rabbi Meir Lau, and Moshe Kantor, President of the World Holocaust Forum Foundation.
Emphasizing that no politician or individual can ever allow the same or similar thing as the Holocaust to happen, the speakers and attendees paid tribute to approximately 6 million Jews killed around the world during the World War II.
Laying a wreath, President Pendarovski paid tribute to the thousands of murdered Macedonian Jews who were deported to the death camp in Treblinka, Poland. President Pendarovski also paid tribute to all the other victims who were ruthlessly tortured and then murdered between 1941 and 1945.
On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz, two Holocaust survivors set the fire of the memorial torch.