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About a commemorative Belarusian-American event on the occasion of the destruction of the Minsk ghetto

On the initiative of the Permanent Mission of Belarus to the United Nations in New York, a joint Belarusian-American memorial event was held on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the Minsk ghetto and on the eve of the 75th  anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from the Nazi invaders.

The event was attended by US Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combatting Anti-Semitism Elan Carr, who during his speech highly appreciated the importance of this event in preserving the memory of the Holocaust, and also stressed the need to involve the younger generation in the fight against anti-Semitism. He mentioned in this context his participation in the march from the former concentration camp in Auschwitz to the Birkinau concentration camp with the participation of young people and a number of ambassadors of foreign states. He noted with appreciation the Belarusian-American event, which took place on May 1 this year at the US State Department on the Holocaust Remembrance Day.

During the event, Acting U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen, presented the United States commemorative medals signed by U.S. President Donald Trump and Chairman of the
U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America ‘s Heritage Abroad Paul Packer. Medals are dedicated to the survived prisoners of the Minsk ghetto.