History teaches us that we must fight for peace, understanding and friendship, said VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski during the ceremony to mark the Holocaust in Macedonia.

Over 7,000 Jews from Macedonia were deported in March 1943 to the Nazi Treblinka death camp – and none returned.

The fascist authorities, led by then Bulgarian occupier, made an unprecedented step and extinguished the lives of thousands of our Jewish fellow citizens. These lessons must instruct us in the future, Mickoski said.