President Stevandić attended the Memorial Academy on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

26.01.2023 - 19:30

The President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska, Dr. Nenad Stevandić, attended the Memorial Academy in the Jewish Cultural Center "Arie Livne" on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

 The Academy was also attended by the President of the Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik, the Serbian member and chairperson of the BiH Presidency Željka Cvijanović, the Minister for European Integration and International Cooperation of the Republic of Srpska Zlatan Klokić, the Vice-President of the Council of the People of Srpska Nada Tešanović and the director of the Republic Secretariat for Religion Dragan Davidović, as well as other high dignitaries of the Republic of Srpska, guests from the diplomatic world and the Jewish community of Banja Luka.

The Academy was organized by the Jewish Municipality of Banja Luka and the Society of Serbian-Jewish Friendship.

 Previously, on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, at the Palace of the Republic in Banja Luka, a number symbolizing the 6 000 000 Jews who perished in the Holocaust was displayed on a dark background with the message "We remember" which is universal and is used by all Jewish organizations and communities in the world on the occasion International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust is especially celebrated in European countries where 53 million people lost their lives during the Second World War, including about 31 million civilians.