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25.7.2015. 17:41
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Producer Branko Lustig will present his Oscar for "Schindler's List" to Yad Vashem's Visual Center for Safekeeping .Film Producer and Holocaust survivor Branko Lustig will accompany the President of Croatia during her visit at Yad Vashem

On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, Croatian film producer and Holocaust survivor Branko Lustig will present to Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev the Oscar awarded to him by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Schindler's List, Best Picture of 1993. The Oscar will be displayed in Yad Vashem's Visual Center – the world's digital film library for Holocaust related films.

The event will take place during the official visit to Yad Vashem by Croatian President H.E. Ms. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. The President will tour the Holocaust History Museum, visit the Visual Center, participate in a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, visit the Children’s Memorial and sign the Yad Vashem Guest Book.

Following the signing of the Guest Book, a joint declaration on Holocaust commemoration and education between Yad Vashem and Croatia will be signed. After the signing, a special symposium on "Holocaust Memory in Film" will take place in cooperation with the Embassy of Croatia.

The Jerusalem Post - Israel News

Croatian President Kolinda Graber-Kitarovic met with President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday and said she was glad to have the opportunity to pay her first visit to Israel in the capacity of president.

She came to participate in a ceremony at Yad Vashem in which Croatian filmmaker Branko Lustig presented the Oscar that he won for Schindler's List to Yad Vashem in perpetuity.

Graber-Kitarovic told Rivlin that at the ceremony she had emphasized the importance of carrying the message of peace and tolerance.

"I have seen the face of war, and I know what it means to live in peace and security," she told Rivlin. "Croatia supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with peace and security for Israel and the Palestinians and an improved quality of life for the Palestinians."

"Croatia follows events in the Middle East and is concerned about the proliferation of weapons, the loss of human life, and the threats that permeate the region," she said.

The Croatian president underscored that her country wants to intensify its cooperation at all levels with Israel, including security and defense, declaring that dealing with these matters was a mutual responsibility.

In relating to the main reason for his Croatian counterparts' visit to Israel, Rivlin stressed that the State of Israel "is not a form of compensation for the Holocaust but the homeland for the Jewish people." "We returned to our homeland," he said.