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Head of Germany’s Bundestag visits Israel for Holocaust Remembrance Day

Bundestag President Barbel Bas (L) shakes hands with Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy (R), after delivering a speech during a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, on April 27, 2022. (Menahem Kahana/AFP)
Bundestag President Barbel Bas (L) shakes hands with Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy (R), after delivering a speech during a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, on April 27, 2022. (Menahem Kahana/AFP)

The head of Germany’s parliament visits the Knesset, as Israel is set to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day this evening.

“The lessons of the Holocaust oblige us to give no place to antisemitism. Germany’s responsibility hasn’t ended. We stand alongside Israel,” Bundestag President Barbel Bas says, according to a Knesset statement.

Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy calls Bas’s participation in the Israeli parliament’s ceremonies for Holocaust Remembrance Day “a significant and important expression of the special connection that exists between the countries, for the historical responsibility that Germany took for the war crimes and Germany’s commitment to Israel’s security.”

Before her stop at the Knesset, Bas and Levy toured the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem.

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