With over hundred citizens of Novi Sad in the audience, from high school students to Holocaust survivors, the event was a great success.
The event was opened with the speeches by Sunčica Marković, Deputy Director, Cultural Center Novi Sad, Ivan Siler, Deputy Mayor of Novi Sad, Brankica Janković, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Maayan Ben Tura, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Israel, Dorothea Gieselmann, Minister Counsellor, German Embassy in Belgrade and Aleksandar Tasic, Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and Head of Serbian delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance IHRA. Program host is Misko Stanisic, Director of Terraforming. (see the video)
During the first part of the program Petar Djurdjev: presented the evolvement of the memorialisation of the Novi Sad Raid. Olga Ungar presented her research about Holocaust memorialisation on the local Jewish cemeteries In Vojvodina. Zoltan Toth-Heinemann spoke about remembrance in general, and in particular about the denial and distortion that are challenging the European remembrance.
At the end of the first part of the program, Miloš Janković red a very emotional poem from his new book of poetry about the Holocaust, a collection called Kaddish.
The final part of the program was the panel debate with Olga Ungar Yad Vashem, Israel; Zoltan Toth-Heinemann Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest, Hungary and Petar Djurdjev Historical Archive of the City of Novi Sad, Serbia moderated by Misko Stanisic, Director of Terraforming. The participants spoke about the challenges we are facing today in safeguarding and preserving the memory of the Holocaust, and in particular the distortion of the history as one of the main problems. (see the video)