European Parliament President Martin Schulz served as Europe’s official representative at an official Polish commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Friday, in what he described as a “deeply moving ceremony”. Sirens and church bells sounded to launch the official tributes to the hundreds of Jewish fighters who resisted the Nazis in 943 as part of a doomed revolt.
European Parliament (EP) President Martin Schulz will be the EU’s official representative at commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Friday, as part of a two-day official visit to Poland.
Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres are to address Wednesday an official celebration at the European Parliament in Brussels to mark the 70th anniversary of the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews during the Nazi period.
Comments by Swiss President Ueli Maurer in an address to mark International Holocaust Memorial Day have evoked outcry from the country’s Jewish community, after the leader failed to address the wartime government’s complicity in rejecting refugees seeking escape from Nazi persecution.