EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor congratulated Dani Dayan on his appointment as Chairman of Yad Vashem.
“On behalf of the European Jewish Congress, the representative organization of European Jewish communities, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations on your appointment as Chairman of Yad Vashem.” Dr. Kantor said.
“Holocaust memory, education and commemoration continue to be essential, now more than ever especially as the last survivors and physical witnesses of the Shoah begin to dwindle.”
“With growing antisemitism and increasing Holocaust denial it is vital that we lead efforts to educate and inform and ensure that the memory of the Holocaust is maintained,” he added.
“As such, we cherish our close cooperation with Yad Vashem, which culminated in the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest diplomatic event in the history of the State of Israel.”
“We look forward to collaborating with Yad Vashem under your chairmanship on future initiatives.”