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Ceremony in honor of Holocaust survivors and WWII veterans held in Knesset

A ceremony in honor of Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans took place today in the Israeli Knesset. The ceremony was attended by Speaker of the Knesset, Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, Minister Zeev Elkin, numerous members of the Israeli parliament, a large delegation from Poland as well as leaders of associations of WW2 veterans and Holocaust survivors.

Speaking to those present, EAJC Director-General Haim Ben Yaakov said: “The Holocaust tragedy and World War II have become a turning point in the history of mankind. The civilized world has realized the mortal danger of anti-Semitism and has taken on a difficult responsibility to confront war and genocide.

The Euro-Asian Jewish Congress promotes the preservation of the memory of the Holocaust and the perpetuation of the memory of Jewish heroes of the Second World War. We must do everything in our power to stop the spread of neo-Nazi doctrines, combat the denial of the Holocaust and prevent a repetition of the terrible tragedy of our people.”