ArmInfo. French Ambassador to Armenia Jonathan Lacote took part in commemorative events dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
It should be noted that every year on this day, the Jewish community of Armenia pays tribute to the memory of the innocent victims of the Holocaust. This year was no exception, and today the ceremony of laying flowers and wreaths at the memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide, which is installed on the Circular Park at the intersection of Moskovyan-Teryan streets.
"The square at the corner of the intersection, a little snow, stele in Hebrew and Armenian, near which about thirty people gathered. I'm very moved by the fact that today in Yerevan I took part in commemorative events dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Hoping that in the future the event, organized by the small Jewish community of Armenia, will gather a large audience in a country where, as we know more than anywhere else, we know the importance of a duty of memory, "Lacote wrote on Facebook, while inviting him to read the speech of the French President Emmanuel Macron, who the latter delivered during the Fifth World Holocaust Remembrance Forum, which took place yesterday in Jerusalem.
It should be noted that annually on January 27 the International Holocaust Remembrance Day is celebrated, which is the first world day of Holocaust remembrance. The day was approved by the UN General Assembly on November 1, 2005 in resolution 60/7. The UN General Assembly called on Member States to develop and implement educational programs so that the lessons of the Holocaust are forever remembered and help prevent future acts of genocide.
In many countries of the world there are memorials and museums dedicated to the memory of the victims of the genocide, and on this day or in anticipation of this day mourning ceremonies and various commemorative events and actions are held at these memorials.