UNESCO head marks Holocaust Day in Paris

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UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova marks International Holocaust Commemoration Day by laying a wreath to Holocaust victims at the Paris Shoah Memorial on Wednesday.

At the memorial, accompanied by her Deputy Director-General Getachew Engida (Ethiopia, center), Assistant Director General Eric Falt (France, second from left) and her diplomatic adviser Dr. Graciela Samuels (Israel, right), Bokova pledged to set a principle that ‘every UNESCO Director-General visit this Shoah Memorial each 27 January.’

A native of Bulgaria, Bokova has often expressed pride at that country’s protection of its Jewish community from deportation.

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