YOM HASHOAH – THE HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
DID YOU KNOW? Serbs have repeatedly blocked the legislation on Holocaust and genocide denial in the Parliament of Bosnia-Herzegovina. After all, the first experiments in mass executions of Jewish camp inmates by poison gas were carried out by Serbs that collaborated with Nazis. Serbia was the first country to declare itself “Judenfrei” (“cleansed” of Jews). Today, Bosniak MP commemorated the Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoa) and called for this important legislation to be adopted.
Bosniak Member of Parliament Marks the Holocaust Remembrance Day: Yom Hashoah
House of Representatives, Member
Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina
On Tuesday 21st April 2009, we are commemorating Yom Hashoah, the Holocaust Remembrance Day. This date, 27. Nisan according to the Hebrew calendar, marks the anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising.
I take this opportunity to honor the heroes of the 1943 Warsaw uprising, and also to remember that we still have to fight fascist ideology, so that this ideology will be defeated once and for all.
Although the fascist states have been defeated, fascism as an ideology has not. I sincerely hope that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina will find the courage to adopt legislation against Holocaust and genocide denial. And in that way, it would be a contribution to the fight against fascism.
1. Jews and Bosnian Muslims have joint experience in persecution and genocide in Europe
2. Serb Nazi collaborators murdered 20,000 Muslims around Srebrenica in 1943 genocide
3. Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel condemns Karadzic for denial of Srebrenica genocide
4. Hasan Nuhanovic interview for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
5. Jasenovac Research Institute – a Serbian-nationalist organization that denies Srebrenica genocide
6. So called “Srebrenica Historical Project” and Stefan Karganovic’s Anti-Semitic Source
7. Our Friends at the United States Holocaust Museum
8. Holocaust Denier David Irving Jailed in Austria
9. Holocaust Remembrance Day 2008