BELGRADE – The Holocaust must not be forgotten because it is a crime to forget a crime, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said in Belgrade at the main ceremony in memory of Holocaust victims.
“Some would want us to commit that crime – to consign the Holocaust to oblivion, or, what is even worse, remember it in a superficial and wrong way,” Nikolic said.
“Through cognition of history in all its cruelty, we must be reminded constantly in order to keep history from repeating itself in another place or form. Only then will the Holocaust be in the consciousness of all nations,” Nikolic said.
“Citizens across Serbia were helping the persecuted Jews,” Nikolic said, noting that, in a new way, today’s generations must be made aware of the “suffering of Jews, Serbs, Roma and people of other nationalities, and of all fatal aspects of the Nazi ideology.”