- Citizens service
- City Municipality
By laying a wreath to patriots, memorial service and remembering the victims and the days of captivity, the 77th anniversary of the breakthrough of the death camp at Red Cross in Nis was marked.
In the presence of the leadership of the City of Nis, Mayor Darko Bulatovic, Head of the Nisava District Dragana Sotirovski, President of the City Municipalities – President of the City Municipality of Palilula Aleksandar Zdrale, the representatives of the Army of Serbia, Police, SUBNOR, veterans and veterans associations, scouts, Red Cross, and a large number of citizens were sent a message that the conspiracies must be remembered, but not repeated.Vladimir Jovanovic, who was at the age of seventeen, was behind remnants of prison camps at the Red Cross, and was then intercepted in the infamous Mathauzen camp. Aleksandar Gaun, deputy president of the Union of Jewish Municipalities of Serbia, spoke about the suffering of the Jews, who, besides captured members of the Partisan and Ravnogorski movement, were the most numerous among the inmates. “No camp should ever be forgotten or moved from the historical scene, as an eternal warning of the evil that has overtaken Europe, and which, if these memories are not nurtured and remembered, can quickly and effectively revive,” Gaun said.
In the former Nazi Concentration Camp at the Red Cross, based on the archive material processed at the National Museum in Nis, during the Second World War, about 30,000 citizens passed, of which at least 12,000 were killed at the location of Bubanj. Many detainees were transferred to the Sajmište camp or other death camps throughout Europe. This is evidenced by the exhibit in the memorial complex of the former Red Cross.