Oporto, the second-largest city in Portugal after Lisbon, plans to inaugurate a new Holocaust museum. It will be the city’s first museum of this kind.
Oporto Jewish community president Dias Ben-Zion and the mayor of Oporto, Rui Moreira, will preside over the opening ceremony, which is scheduled to take place on Jan. 20.
It will be attended by a host of dignitaries, including UNESCO Focal Point for Holocaust Education program official Karel Fracapane, head of the Portuguese delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Ambassador Luíz Barreiros, commissioner of the Never Forget National Program for Holocaust Remembrance Marta Santos País, the bishop of Oporto and the president of the city’s Muslim community.
The government will be represented by the secretary of state for culture.
Under the auspices of members of the Oporto Jewish community whose parents, grandparents and relatives were victims of the Holocaust, the Oporto Holocaust Museum will develop partnerships with Holocaust museums in Moscow, Hong Kong, Europe and the United States.
This article first appeared in Israel Hayom.