PM and his wife met with Holocaust survivors who will light torches during Holocaust Memorial ceremony in Jerusalem Thursday; Netanyahu: We were dust there [Europe] – and we return, and they look at us as a major power. It starts with the spirit.
Prime Minister Netanyahu met with the 6 Holocaust survivors who will share their accounts tomorrow during the annual Holocaust Memorial ceremony at Yad Vashem.
The prime minister met the group alongside his wife, Sara, in Jerusalem on Tuesday. The Holocaust survivors will light torches representing the 6 million who perished under Hilter’s regime. As with each year, Jewish and Israeli delegations will attend educational events commemorating Israel’s Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day.
Prime Minister Netanyahu met with survivors Fanny Ben-Ami, Bela Eizenman, Shaul Lubovitz, Yehuda Mimon, Zipora Granat, Menachem Haberman and Sara Shapira. He stated on Tuesday, “Your stories are stories of awful tragedy and supreme heroism. You met with cold, suffering and tribulations and you overcame them. You triumphed. We triumphed. I will never forget this. My wife’s family, her father’s entire family, was wiped out.”
Speaking of the rise of anti-Semitism and his efforts in Europe, Netanyahu stated, “In recent years, I have been in Hungary, in Budapest, at the memorial in Paris and in Thessaloniki. When we go there, to all of these places, we go in your names and I will tell you how we know that we won; you know how they looked at us? As a mighty power. We were dust there – and we return, and they look at us as a major power. It starts with the spirit.”
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