Holocaust Victims Commemorated in Istanbul

26 January 2012

On 26 January, as part of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, the Turkish Jewish Community conducted a ceremony at Neve Shalom Synagogue, in Beyoglu, Istanbul.
The ceremony started with the screening of Secretary-General’s video message with Turkish subtitles, which were provided by the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Ankara. (The video with Turkish subtitles can be downloaded from UNIC Ankara’s facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/UNIC-Ankara-BM-Enformasyon-Merkezi/106322806125101?ref=ts)
The Governor of Istanbul, Mayor of Beyoglu and a Foreign Ministry representative attended the ceremony.
The Governor of Istanbul Hüseyin Avni Mutlu, emphasized the importance of tolerance and the Foreign Ministry representative Ambassador Ertan Tezgör, said that the semi-official Turkish Radio and Television (Channel 2) would broadcast a film on the Holocaust called “The Shoah”.