Herzog ties Holocaust Remembrance Day to Oct. 7: ‘The wounds are still gaping in our hearts’

Sam Sokol is the Times of Israel's political correspondent. He was previously a reporter for the Jerusalem Post, Jewish Telegraphic Agency and Haaretz. He is the author of "Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews"

President Isaac Herzog attends a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony held at the Knesset in Jerusalem, May 5, 2024 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 )
President Isaac Herzog attends a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony held at the Knesset in Jerusalem, May 5, 2024 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 )

President Isaac Herzog links Holocaust Remembrance Day to October 7 during the Knesset’s annual “Unto Every Person There is a Name” Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Jerusalem.

“This year, piece by piece, we were broken, and our eyes saw sights we never thought we would see again, as a free nation in its own land. The wounds of October 7 are still gaping in our hearts, we mourn and mourn, and we will not be able to remain silent, as long as our brothers and sisters are hostages in the hands of Hamas murderers,” he says.

In addition to remembering his own relatives and those of his wife Michal Herzog, the president also memorializes several Holocaust victims related to Gaza hostages Matan Angrest and Alex Dancyg, a Holocaust expert.

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