Time: 5:26 p.m. CEST
Photography, videography and writing by Aleksandra Dukovska
Light of the six memorial candles in the entrance lobby of the Memorial Holocaust Museum in Skopje symbolically marked the Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day in Macedonia. The Jewish Community in the Republic of Macedonia and Fond for Holocaust Remembrance Day observed the day, April 24 in respect to all fallen Jews in the World War II.
[Video with statements for Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day]
In the dark lobby lightened only with small lumps, candlelight marked memorial flame for the victims of the Holocaust. The Jewish community in Macedonia marked the tragedy of the Warsaw Ghetto, which is one the most petrifying tragedies.
“The drama of the ghetto residents is one of the symbols of humiliation and dehumanization of innocent, and their resistance is resistance of exhausted and scared people, symbol of dignity defense,” Berta Romano Nikolik, president of the Jewish Community in Macedonia said.
She used the words of the Nobel Prize winner Ellie Wiesel, the only survivor of his family in the Auschwitz camp who said, “Holocaust is unique event, but with universal meaning for the humanity that needs perpetual remembrance.”
An exhibit of drawings by children on the Holocaust issue was open to mark this day, established in Israel to commemorate six million Jews who died in the Holocaust as a result of Nazi German’s actions. On April 24, 1943 Germans started an attack targeting Warsaw Jews, who fight with Nazi Germans since January same year from the Warsaw ghetto.