Youth of Ukraine and Russia will call for peace in Auschwitz
In the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz on Thursday began international Congress of the European Youth for a world without violence ", and among thousands of participants from the most different countries of the world, In the meeting of the participating students and students from Russia and Ukraine. The meeting was organized by the Catholic Community of St. Egidio.
This meeting takes place in the year of the 100th anniversary since the beginning of the First world war under the slogan " the World is dotted with pockets of wars, urgently need peace ". What youth Congress began at Auschwitz not unintentionally - in memory of the atrocities of the Second world war, the Holocaust and Porrajmos (genocide of the Gypsies) Youth will work together to find the Foundation for a peaceful future in the European Union, as well as ways to overcome the various military conflicts, as well, and Ukraine.
at the Congress, which will end on September 20, will also perform several witnesses of the Nazi genocide of the Jewish and Roma people During the 2nd world war, and among them the Gypsy Rita Prigmore, who was the victim of Nazi medical experiments, and the Jew of Romanian origin Mordechai Peled, who survived the camp of the destruction of Auschwitz-Birkenau, more known as Auschwitz.
During the Congress of young citizens will visit the Museum of the concentration camps, would be all dead in Auschwitz moment of silence and in different languages will read the call for Peace without violence.
The community of St. Egidio is an International Association of more than 60 000 members in 75 countries around the world for over twenty years, is present in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. In Russia there is a group of " friends of the community of Sant'egidio, which is engaged in practical work to support the most vulnerable layers of the population - homeless, lonely, elderly people, and also holds events and promotions aimed at building a culture of solidarity and dialogue.