At the initiative of the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada, in cooperation with the Congress of North American Bosniaks and with the sponsorship of Marie Pearson, councilor of the city of Hamilton, Mayor Fred Eisenberger is included Hamilton in commemoration of World Wide White Armband Day. On a prominent electronic sign located outside of City Hall is posting message recognising the May 31. World Wide White Armband Day
“We support World Wide White Armband Day”
Professor Emir Ramic, director of the Institute ya Research of Genocide, Canada thanked to the councilors of the City of Hamilton to support World Wide White Armband Day to commemorate the genocide that took place in Prijedor when the self-proclaimed Republika Srpska applied the very same method used by the Nazis, who forced Jews to wear armbands and stars. That was the first time since the 1939 Nazi proclamations which demanded all Polish Jews wear yellow armbands, including a blue Star of David on their sleeves. That symbol – at that time – identified membership of a particular ethnic/religious group that was to be exterminated. Ramic has once again sent a protest against uncivilized conduct of Prijedor political establishment, led by Mayor Marko Pavic, who continues to dehumanise the survivors of genocide. “We ask the world’s leaders and the most important international political, academic and judicial organizations to assist in resolving this emergency, through additional efforts to seek the unconditional compliance with this just struggle of Prijedor’s surviving victims and witnesses of aggression and genocide; for memory; truth and justice – without which there will be no reconciliation or happier common future in Prijedor and Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Ramic said.