Commemoration for victims of “Novi Sad Raid”
The 71st anniversary of the tragic event was marked at Quay of Raid victims in Novi Sad. On this place during the 1942 raid the soldiers of the Hungarian occupation army killed and threw under the ice of the Danube River several thousands citizens of Novi Sad from 21-23 January 1942. Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Tibor Navracsics were present at the commemoration ceremony.
At noon, representatives of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, City of Novi Sad, dignitaries of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Jewish Community in Novi Sad, ambassadors of Israel and Hungary in Serbia, chief of the Office for Cooperation with Traditional Churches and Religious Communities and faithful people gathered in front of the Family monument.
The commemoration was served by His Grace Bishop David of Krusevac with the concelebration of Bishops Irinej of Backa and Porfirije of Jegar on behalf of the Serbian Orthodox Church and on behalf of the Jewish Community Rabi Isaac Asiel served the commemoration.