Delegation of Holocaust Survivors and Israeli PM visit the Wannsee Villa with Chancellor Scholz

Prime Minister Lapid and Holocaust survivors Pnina Katzir, Avraham Roth, Shoshana Treister, Yisrael Mila and Zvi Gil and their families met with German Chancellor Scholz at the Wannsee Villa.

The Prime Minister and the Chancellor then spoke with the Holocaust survivors at the place where the “Final Solution” was decided on.

Lapid told Chancellor Scholz that he very much appreciated the courage and respect he showed in listening to the chilling testimonies of the Holocaust survivors.

The Israeli Prime Minister emphasized that he was convinced that under the Chancellor’s leadership, Germany would fight antisemitism with zero tolerance.

Prime Minister Lapid also told Chancellor Scholz that he found the event very moving, given that he is the son of a Holocaust survivor and that Holocaust survivors and their families were in attendance.

The Holocaust survivors thanked Prime Minister Lapid and Chancellor Scholz for the special visit. Each one told their story and that of their family during the Holocaust, as well as the story of their aliyah to Israel and the family they raised there. They emphasized the importance of instilling the memory of the Holocaust in the younger generations of Jews, Germans and the entire world.


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