H.E. Adam Sterling, U.S. Ambassador in Slovakia, visited Bardejov in mid June as part of a tour to Eastern Slovakia.
Lucia Guthova, Director of Bardejov Tourist Information Office, guided the group through Bardejov’s medieval city core and continued to the Jewish suburbia. Recognizing that this year marks the 75th anniversary of mass deportations of Jewish people from Slovakia, the ambassador paid his respect to the victims of the Holocaust inside the Bardejov Holocaust Memorial. He deeply appreciated receiving the Memorial Book of Jewish Bardejov by Pavol and Peter Hudak, and recognized the BJPC’s effort towards keeping the memories and sites of Jewish culture alive through educational and commemorative activities. The ambassador also visited the Old Synagogue and explored the interior of the Beith HaMidrash building which awaits future restoration.
Below is a link to a TV report about the ambassador’s visit, as well as a link to the ambassador’s Facebook page which details his experiences during the trip.
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