Presidents Zeman and Kisko honored victims of Holocaust

Even though the international day of Holocaust victims is tomorrow, the heads of Czech and Slovak Republics have visited Terezín to honor the memory of all victims.

Tomorrow it will be exactly seventy years since the allies rescued the people from the Osvětim Concentration camp and so the celebrations are being prepared. One day prior to this occasion Czech and Slovak presidents have visited the Terezín fortress to commemorate the victims. While many other presidents were invited, including Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama, only Zeman and Kisko actually attended.

The Terezín fortress, which was originally built for defense of the Czech nation, was unfortunately used a labor camp by the Nazis and today it offers an exposition, showing the life and horror of the former prisoners.