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international holocaust memorial day in kosice, slovakia

Report by Marta Gyoriova, President of Association ESTER

On 27th January 2015 the Association Ester commemorated this day, which is very important not only for Jewish people, but also for all the world. The Mayor of Kosice, the head of the Jewish community in Kosice, and also the Consul of Hungary, with some cultural, social and political organizations participated in this event.

After the prayers, participants honored the memory at the memorial board with flowers. For this  occasion, Association ESTER prepared a special decoration made from wood with 6 little stones  painted with David stars. At the end we lit the candle which had been brought from Israel.

Subsequently, we had a meeting with young people, where we discussed the Holocaust, especially historical circumstance related to Kosice.

We hope this event will be one of the many steps on the way to building a society without anti-semitism, racism and prejudice.