National Avant-garde at the “Jasenovac – The Right to Remembrance” Exhibition in United Nations
Member of the National Avant-garde and Assistant at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Dejan Jovanović, attended the opening of the Jasenovac exhibition at the United Nations building in New York, as a member of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia’s delegation. At the exhibition, the surviving children prisoners Smilja, Jelena and Gojko talked about their terrible experiences in the inferno of Jasenovac and Jastrebarsko concentration camps.
The exhibition was opened as part of the International Holocaust Day, on the initiative of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Srpska, with the approval of the UN Secretary General Rafael Antonio Guttierez. The exibition was opened by the Republic of Serbia Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic, who said among other things: “Just as Plenkovic (Prime minister of Croatia) goes to Jerusalem to worship the shadows in Yad Vashem, we expect him to do the same in Croatia and Jasenovac itself and clearly define and say who were the victims. It’s a disgrace for humanity that any man was killed simply because he was a Jew or a Serb.”
It has been enormous honor and recognition to be at this historic event for the Serbian people, which represents the beginning of the struggle for the truth about Jasenovac concentration camp after 70 years of silence, and paying deserved respects to the ancestors killed by martyrdom only because they were Serbs.