马其顿纪念二战被屠杀的犹太人

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2018年3月12日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

马其顿城市比托拉的纪念活动
马其顿城市比托拉的纪念活动

马其顿城市比托拉民众星期天纪念二战期间被纳粹屠杀的犹太死难者。

75年前的这一天7千1百名马其顿犹太人被送往波兰纳粹集中营。

马其顿议会议长塔拉特·查费里说:“我们永远不会忘记大屠杀。我们不允许反犹太主义,仇恨语言,不宽容,排外或者任何违反人权的现象。”

查费里指出,在首都斯科普里的大屠杀纪念馆一边是教堂,另一边是清真寺,这标志着马其顿所有的种族社区都可以自由和开放地生活在一起。

二战期间马其顿是南斯拉夫的一部分,纳粹及其盟友1941年占领了这个地区。

Macedonia Reinforces Tolerance and Respect for History as it Remembers Holocaust

Thousands stood in silent respect in the southern Macedonian city of Bitola Sunday to remember the victims of the Nazi Holocaust of Jews during World War II.

Sunday was the 75th anniversary of the deportation of more than 7,100 Macedonian Jews to Nazi death camps in Poland.

"We will never forget the Holocaust. We will not allow for anti-Semitism, hate speech, intolerance, xenophobia or any other phenomena that represent the violation of human rights," Talat Xhaferi, speaker of the Macedonian parliament, said.

Xhaferi said Macedonia will never allow history to be altered or denied. He pointed to Jewish property stolen by the Nazis and their cohorts were, by law, returned to their rightful owners.

He said the Holocaust memorial in downtown Skopje has a church on one side and a mosque on the other, a sign that all ethnic communities in Macedonia can live free and openly.

"We promote dialogue, tolerance and understanding for the settlement of global, regional and bilateral issues," Xhaferi said.

German and Israeli visitors also joined Macedonians in a March for Life Sunday.

Macedonia was part of Yugoslavia when the Nazis and their allies occupied the region in 1941.