“We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honour those who stood against it.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
The National Holocaust, WWII Genocide and other Fascist Crimes Victims` Remembrance Day will be marked in the Republic of Serbia on 22 April.
The central commemorative ceremony will be held in Belgrade, at the Monument to the Victims of Genocide in World War II at Staro sajmiste. The Minister of Health of the Republic of Serbia Slavica Djukic-Dejanovic will lay a wreath on behalf of the Government.
On 5 December 2011, the National Parliament of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Law on State and Other Holidays in the Republic of Serbia, which established the National Holocaust, WWII Genocide and other Fascist Crimes Victims` Remembrance Day. The date of 22 April was chosen in memory of that date in 1945, when a group of inmates attempted to break out of the Ustaše-operated Jasenovac concentration camp in Croatia.