President Klaus Iohannis declared on Wednesday that he will be able to bring up in Strasbourg at the ceremony marking the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the decision to found in Bucharest, a Museum of the History of Romanian Jews, an important accomplishment that he endorsed from the beginning of his mandate.
Iohannis: Decision to found Museum of History of Romanian Jews – important accomplishment
“On January 24 I will attend, together with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, the ceremony marking the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. I will inaugurate, at the headquarters of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, an exhibition dedicated to the victims of Holocaust, entitled ‘Righteous among people’, organised by the Romanian Presidency of the International Alliance for the Memory of the Holocaust. I especially rejoice at one thing and I want to share it with you: I will be able to evoke in Strasbourg one important accomplishment, that I have supported from the beginning of my mandate, and that is the decision to found, in Bucharest, a Museum of the History of Romanian Jews,” affirmed the head of the state during the ceremony of decoration of the President of The Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania, at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.
President Klaus Iohannis underscored that Aurel Vainer (photo L), to whom he granted the National Order of the Star of Romania in rank of Commander, was one of the most active supporters of this project and asked him to carry on supporting it.
The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is marked annually on January 27. Marking this day was decided in November 2015 through a resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization.