Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Yuriyus Trakshelis took part in an event in memory of the 80th anniversary of the victims of the Nazi death camps.
The event took place on September 30, 2021 in Maribor (Slovenia). It became the main event of the "Train of Memory" project. The project is being implemented under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr. Borut Pahor.
During the event, an original railway wagon, restored with the support and assistance of the Slovenian Railways and equipped with an exhibition, arrived in Maribor. Such wagons transported prisoners of war in 1941.
The memorial event took place on the site of the former Nazi camp Stalag XVIII D and included the opening of two exhibitions in the camp museum: "Soviet prisoners of war in the death camp" and "The life of prisoners of war of allied states - British, New Zealanders, Yugoslavs and large groups of Jews captured in Greece."
Representatives of veteran organizations of allied countries, diplomats, politicians and cultural figures paid tribute to the memory of all who fought against Nazism.
The project partners are the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Berlin, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ljubljana, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ljubljana, the Bergen-Belsen Memorial Center, the German-Russian Museum in Berlin and the Victory Museum in Moscow.