Qa-12, 24 Febuary 2020, Statement Of The Spokesperson Of The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hami Aksoy, In Response To A Question Regarding The Ceremony Held In Remembrance Of 768 Victims Of The Struma Vessel That Was Torpedoed By A Soviet Submarine During Wwii

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 24.02.2020

The Struma vessel, carrying Jewish refugees fleeing the persecution of Nazis and their allies during the Second World War, was torpedoed by a Soviet submarine in the international waters of the Black Sea on 24 February 1942, resulting in deaths of 768 people.

Commemoration ceremonies have been annually held at Sarayburnu on February 24th since 2015, under the auspices of the Governorship of Istanbul with the support of the Turkish Jewish Community in remembrance of this tragic incident.

As we once again remember with the ceremony held today, at Sarayburnu, we commemorate with respect and honour the memories of all those who lost their lives in the Struma vessel in the hope of fleeing the Holocaust 78 years ago.

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