Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia

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View of the entire building.
Exterior of the museum
Exhibit inside the museum

The Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia (Macedonian: Меморијален центар на холокаустот на Евреите од Македонија, Memorijalen centar na holokaustot na Evreite od Makedonija; Ladino: Sentro Memorial del Holokausto de los Djudios de la Makedonia) is a memorial to the holocaust of the 7,148 Jews from Macedonia and the history of the Jews in the Balkans, located in Skopje, the capital city of the Republic of Macedonia.

The Holocaust Memorial Center is a multimedia center, consisting of several functional parts.

The construction works began in 2005.

The Memorial Center is located in the so-called Jewish Quarter of Skopje, which was the center of Jewish life in this city until the deportation of the Jews. The museum is located behind the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, which faces the Vardar River.

The Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia was officially opened on 10 March 2011, exactly 68 years after the German Forces deported the Macedonian Jews to the Treblinka extermination camp.

The opening was attended by high-ranking officials from Macedonia, Israel and other countries, notably the Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski, the Macedonian president Gjorge Ivanov, Israeli vice-prime minister Moshe Ya'alon, the presidents of Montenegro and Albania Filip Vujanović and Bamir Topi respectively, as well as a member of the Knesset, religious leaders and diplomats.[1]

The memorial center sparked big interest. Only three days after the opening, it was visited by more than 3,000 people.[2]

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