Lapid arrives in Berlin accompanied by Holocaust survivors

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Prime Minister Yair Lapid is greeted at the airport in Berlin with Ukraine-born Holocaust survivor Shoshana Trister on September 11, 2022. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)
Prime Minister Yair Lapid is greeted at the airport in Berlin with Ukraine-born Holocaust survivor Shoshana Trister on September 11, 2022. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

BERLIN — Prime Minister Yair Lapid walks with Holocaust survivor Shoshana Trister as he is greeted by an honor guard on the tarmac at the airport in Berlin.

Trister, 87, was born in Galicia, and escaped with her family from a labor camp. She spent two years hiding with Christian families and in the woods.

She made aliyah to Kfar Saba in 1950, and now lives in Tel Aviv where she spends much of her time painting.

Lapid is slated to meet with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock tomorrow.

Steinmeier and Lapid are slated to meet at the House of the Wannsee Conference accompanied by Trister and other Holocaust survivors who flew with the prime minister.

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