Trostenets Memorial condemns anti-humane policy of Nazism against peaceful European people
MINSK, 23 June (BelTA) – The memorial in Trostenets is a symbol of condemning the anti-humane policy of Nazism in relation to the peaceful population of Europe, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the requiem meeting The Gates of Memory dedicated to the opening of the Trostenets Memorial on 22 June, BelTA informs.
“The architects have a difficult task to commemorate victims of fascism, preserve the historical truth and give a complete picture of people's suffering,” the head of state said.
In his words, the memorial should be a visible evidence of the appalling tragedy which occurred in the center of Europe, on the Belarusian soil. “The erection of the Gates of Memory monument has become a truly nationwide project. Charity accounts for the donations received from people and organizations were opened. Part of the funds earned at the nationwide day of voluntary work (subbotnik) was used to build the monument,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed.
According to the President, people from many countries share the pain of Trostenets with us. The project attracts many foreign sponsors. The opening ceremony is attended by diplomats and foreign guests. “The memorial in Trostenets is a symbol of condemning the anti-humane policy of Nazism in relation to the peaceful population of Europe. The motto No One Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Forgotten united all of us. We are enormously grateful to those who turn this large-scale project into reality and to those who provided and provide all-round assistance in its implementation,” the head of state emphasized.
He also noted: “Let this memorial help unite people in the name of kindness and mercy. Let it remind us, our children and grandchildren about the importance of protecting peace and public accord. Let it prevent us from forgetting what heinous tragedies can stem from the ideas of Nazism, intolerance and intention to impose somebody's will using the power of weapons.”
Alexander Lukashenko believes that it is essential to do our utmost to retain the principles humanity, mutual respect and historical truth on our soil.
During the requiem meeting the head of state laid flowers at the Gates of Memory monument.
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