Members of the Auburn Tigers college basketball team tour the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem as part of their trip to Israel.
Yad Vashem chairman Dani Dayan shares with the team from Alabama his experiences visiting the Civil Rights Trail in the US South when he served as Israel’s Consul General in New York.
“Like my trip in the footsteps of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., your visit today to Yad Vashem is a journey through history,” Dayan says.
“The Holocaust is the representation of humanity’s lowest point, at time when all morality and justice was lost to an ideology that deemed Jews subhuman. Today we must fight hatred and antisemitism in all its forms, in order to ensure that history is never allowed to repeat itself.”
The 1st Division NCAA team from Auburn University is on a 10-day tour of Israel.
During the trip they will play three games: against the Israel U-20 National Team, against an Israel select all-star team and against the Israel National Team.