Zagreb – Croatia's Parliament Speaker Božo Petrov and delegation of MP's on Friday laid wreaths at the Jewish section of the Mirogoj cemetery in Zagreb to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
On this occasion the Croatian Parliament began its session with MPs observing a minute's silence for the Holocaust victims and Speaker Božo Petrov saying that world must not allow anything similar to that to ever happen again.
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day inspires the deepest and most noble feeling in all well-meaning people to always recognize and remember the victims' suffering so that we can root out from our hearts the evil that can cause such horrible tragedies, Petrov said, calling for building non-violent and peaceful coexistence.
- Today we pray and bow before all victims from concentration camps and places where Jews were killed in World War II and we hope that the glorification of race and class and discrimination will disappear, as well as that men will recognize men in other human beings, Petrov said.
Croatia's Parliament Speaker concluded that consistently promoting the truth about the darkest moments of the recent past is important for preventing genocide in the future and nurturing a culture of peace.