Wreaths Laid at Mirogoj on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Wreaths were laid also in memory of the 30,000 Jews killed or gone missing in the Nazi-allied Independent State of Croatia.

The wreaths were laid together by President Zoran Milanović, Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and Deputy Prime Minister Boris Milošević.

Attending the ceremony were also Culture and Media Minister Nina Obuljen Koržinek, Zagreb Jewish Community Rabbi Luciano Moše Prelević, Deputy Parliament Speaker Željko Reiner and members of parliament Milorad Pupovac, Furio Radin and Veljko Kajtazi.

Before them, wreaths were laid by Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić and a delegation of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), led by its president Peđa Grbin.

Bandić: Zagreb is a hero city, Croatia antifascist country

Mayor Bandić said after the wreath-laying ceremony that Zagreb was a hero city and Croatia an antifascist country.

Asked how he viewed the Ustasha salute “For the homeland ready” and the incident at a commemoration of the 28th anniversary of Operation Maslenica, when President Zoran Milanović refused to attend because of persons wearing clothes with Ustasha symbols, Bandić said he had spoken about that many time and he would not repeat himself.

“There is no ‘For the homeland ready’ in Zagreb,” he said.


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