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Commemoration at Flossenbürg -former concentration camp
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flosenbirgThis year again, on 21 July, a commemoration was held at the former concentration camp Flossenübrg, attended by Vice-Consul at the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Munich B. Celik-Jeftic who laid a wreath at the monument to the Yugoslav internees on behalf of the Republic of Serbia. In the period from 1938 to 1945, there were 1750 Yugoslav internees in the camp, of whom 290 were from Serbia (199 men and 91 women).
Wreaths were laid by representatives of 23 countries, and the event was attended by Consuls General of France, Russia, Italy, Poland, Israel and Hungary. Of the former Yugoslav Republics, wreaths were laid also by Slovenia and Croatia whose Consuls attended the event.
The commemoration was attended, as every year, also by representatives of the European Parliament (Bemd Posselt, MP), Federal and Bavarian Parliaments, Government Office, religious communities and other institutions. The participants were addressed by Director of Memorial Center Flossenbürg Dr. Jorg Skriebeleit, Director of the Bavarian Memorials Foundation Karl Freller, Consul General of France Emmanuel Claude Cohet and former internee from Hungary Stefan Hajdu.
This year again, the commemoration was attended by Ljubisa Letic from Serbia, introduced as the last living internee from the former Yugoslavia.
At a traditional meeting of former detainees, following the commemoration, Vice-Consul B. Celik-Jeftic, met with Ljubisa Letic and the representatives of the local Association for the documentation on Hersbruck concentration camp (one of Flosenbürg auxiliary camps) and representatives of the Evangelical Church, who organized Ljubisa Letic's travel and visit to Germany.
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