Committee for Jasenovac at Summer school in Holocaust Studies in Ohrid
In the period from September 26 until October 2, 2011 in Ohrid an international seminar on the holocaust research took place entitled The Diverse Survival Strategies of Jewish and Roma Communities in Macedonia: From Resistance to Memorialization. The coordinator of the Committee for Jasenovac of the Holy Assembly of Bishops Bishop Jovan Culibrk of Lipljan and associate of the Committee monk M.Sc. Pavle Kondic. The organisator of the seminar was the Institute for social and humanistic sciencies Euro-Balkan from Skopje in the cooperation with the International work group for the holocaust research and the program of the Ohrid Summer University (OSU).
Sixteen scientists from many European countries participated in the seminar.У раду семинара учествовало је шеснаест научника из разних земаља Европе. Introductory lectures were held by Dr Krinka Vidakovic Petrov from Belgrade, Dr Sofija Grandakovska from Skopje and professor Michael Stuart from London, who particularly dealt with genocide againts Roma in the Second World War. All participants of the Summer University had special exposures and among them also Bishop Jovan on the theme Paratrooper Yishuva from Macedonia: the case of the absence of Nisim Testa-Arazi and monk Pavle on the theme The Roman Catholic bishopric of Skopje on the religious map of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia 1924-1941.
During the seminar there was a promotion of the collection of works and documents on the suffering of Jews from Macedonia and holocaust -history, theory, culture which was prepared by Dr Sofija Grandakovska, and which was presented by Dr Krinka Vidakovic Petrov and Bishop Jovan of Lipljan who are coauthors of the collection.
The delegation of the Committee for Jasenovac during its stay visited Bishop David of Stobi and worshipped the sanctuaries of the Lake of Ohrid.