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Bennett: Holocaust memory is part of Jewish DNA, passed down from generation to generation

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and his Wife Galit take part in the ceremony marking Holocaust Remembrance Day at Warsaw Ghetto Square at Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem, on April 28, 2022. (AMIR COHEN / POOL / AFP)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and his Wife Galit take part in the ceremony marking Holocaust Remembrance Day at Warsaw Ghetto Square at Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem, on April 28, 2022. (AMIR COHEN / POOL / AFP)

At a Knesset ceremony to mark Israel’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says the memory of the Nazi genocide is engrained into the DNA of the Jewish people.

“We are commanded in the Passover Seder to remember it as if we came out of Egypt,” Bennett says at “Unto Every Person There is a Name,” an official annual event during which Knesset members read out the names of Holocaust victims.

“In Judaism, memory is not just a thing of the past but a layer that is added so every Jew continues to remember,” he says. “The memory of the Holocaust is not just a memory, but a layer, part of the DNA that is passed down from generation to generation.”

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