Programme of the Synagogue


Remembrance Day for Slovenian Holocaust Victims 2021

Various events

26. April 2021

On 26th of April Slovenia commemorates Slovenian victims of the Holocaust. On this day in 1944, the occupying forces gathered the Jews of Prekmurje in the synagogues in Murska Sobota and Lendava, and took them from there via Čakovec and Nagykanizsa to Auschwitz. Until then, the Jewish community in Prekmurje was the largest in Slovenia, but only a handful of these people survived the Holocaust.

On this occasion, a number of events will take place in Slovenia:

  • Synagogue Maribor, presentation of the video “80 years since Hitler’s visit to Maribor”.
    You can watch the video HERE.
  • Jewish community of Slovenia, commemoration in Prekmurje.
    A mournful ceremony at the Jewish cemetery in Murska Sobota and the laying of stones at the cemetery in Dolga Vasa on the anniversary of the deportation of Jews from Prekmurje to Auschwitz, from where only a handful of them returned. 25th of April 2021.
  • The project “How evil arises”.
    Toš Tosch Mihael, author of the Kein Kampf project, collected and presented the elements of Judaism in Slovenia on a geomap in the educational project “How evil arises”. The collection includes the synagogues of Maribor, Lendava, Ptuj and Ljubljana, the Mauthausen camp Podljubelj, the Jewish cemeteries of Dolga vas, Ljubljana, Rožna dolina, a monument to the victims of the Dachau trials at Žale in Ljubljana and a memorial bench for deportees at the Murska Sobota railway station. Check them out HERE.

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