Names of Holocaust victims read out at Prague memorial

The names of Czech victims of the Holocaust were read out at a memorial on Prague’s náměstí Míru square on Monday, which is international Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah. Individual stories of victims of the Nazi genocide of Jews and others were also read out at the event, which is jointly organized by the Foundation for Holocaust Victims and the Terezín Initiative Institute. Of Czechoslovakia’s pre-war Jewish population of 350,000, 250,000 died during the Holocaust, the Czech News Agency said.