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Memories and Lessons

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24.01.2020

The World Holocaust Forum, which gathered at Yad Vashem on Thursday, fulfilled its purpose: the impressive ceremony, attended by some 40 heads of state and senior statesmen, did a fine job holding the Holocaust’s memory high and echoing its heritage to the world.

Eight speeches were made, two of which are worth a closer look – those by Germany’s president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Steinmeier made a courageous, honest, inspiring speech. He placed the full responsibility for the Holocaust on his country, without reservation. He also looked directly at the present and described a true picture of it. “I wish I could say that we Germans have learned from........

© Haaretz