President of the Republic of Srpska meets with the State Department Special Envoy for Holocaust in Washington
05/02/2020

The President of the Republic of Srpska Željka Cvijanović is in an official visit to the United States of America, during which she met with the State Department Special Envoy for Holocaust Cherrie Daniels in Washington today.

It was stated at the meeting that preserving the memory of the Holocaust and all the victims of the Nazi and fascist ideologies of the World War II was a precondition for peace and the only guarantee that such evil would never happen again.

During the meeting, it was emphasized that it was necessary to oppose all forms of historical revisionism, relativisation of crimes, as well as attempts to reaffirm the dark ideologies of the past that are responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of people.

On this occasion, the President of the Republic of Srpska stressed that the Serb and Jewish people suffered jointly during the Second World War on the territory of the so-called Independent State of Croatia, emphasizing that several hundred thousand people were killed in the Jasenovac camp in a monstrous manner.

The President Cvijanović briefed the interlocutor about plans for the construction of a new memorial complex in Donja Gradina that will be jointly implemented by Serbia and the Republic of Srpska, adding that it will be dedicated to the Serbs, Jews, Roma, as well as all other victims who suffered in Jasenovac camps of death.

The meeting was also attended by the Ambassador of BiH to the United States of America Bojan Vujić.