Merkel At Yad Vashem: Germany Has ‘Everlasting Responsibility’ To Combat Anti-Semitism


German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem on Wednesday, where she acknowledged Germany’s “everlasting responsibility” to remember the crimes of the Holocaust in the past and oppose anti-Semitism.

Merkel participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial’s Hall of Remembrance, a customary rite of visiting dignitaries, and signed the Yad Vashem guest book.

“Nearly 80 years ago, on the pogrom night of November 9, the Jewish people in Germany faced unprecedented hate and violence,” she wrote, referring to Kristallnacht pogroms on November 9, 1938. “But what followed were the unprecedented crimes of the Shoah and its break with civilization,” she added.”From this comes the everlasting responsibility of Germany to remember this crime and to oppose anti-Semitism, xenophobia, hatred and violence.”

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