The Protector of Citizens Mr. Zoran Pašalić said that on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Serbs had always remembered the common tragic fate of the two nations, which had bonded them even more in the aftermath of World War II in order for evil of such proportions not to happen again.
“Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, as a place of Biblical suffering of a nation, is a consequence of the horrific evil. Such evil, grounded primarily on intolerance of racial, national and any other diversity, led to the horrendous suffering of the Jewish people in World War II, " Mr. Pašalić said observing 27 January, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Mr. Pašalić has stressed that we must not forget that out of hatred, intolerance and bias, the Nazis had murdered more than six million Jews in the Second World War, and that such an atrocity must not happen ever again.
The Protector of Citizens has underlined that it is the obligation of the modern world to remember the horrors of the Holocaust repeatedly in order to enable, at any time and in any place, tolerance and coexistence, as well as uncompromising human rights protection.
In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated 27 January as Holocaust Remembrance Day, in memory of the day when the largest Nazi concentration camp - Auschwitz - was liberated in 1945.