International Holocaust Remembrance Day marked by 54 Knesset members at Auschwitz

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The main gate at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz II (Birkenau).<br />Credit: Angelo Celedon via Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) The largest Israeli legislative delegation to date, numbering 54 Members of Knesset, marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday by holding a special ceremony at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland.

All of the major factions of the Knesset were represented in the delegation, excluding Kadima, Hadash, and the Arab parties, according to Israel Hayom. Participants included MK Issawi Frej (Meretz), who is Muslim, and MK Hamad Amar (Yisrael Beiteinu), who is Druze. The Israeli delegation also included 24 Holocaust survivors.

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  • January 27, 2014 at 6:47 pm
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    I PROTEST THIS TRIP because a huge amount of money being spent. My father was in Auschwitz and my mother was in the work camp Skarzishko and Beuchenwald concentration camp during the Holocaust Skarzish and Beuchenwald. Even though my wife and I visited Auschwitz and the other camps to verify that they existed, the Polish government still has not returned the land and homes owned by all my grandparents and relatives who were murdered by the Nazis. All children of these Holocaust survivors should protest and demand compensation. Would have been better to purchase food, medicine and pay the rent and obtain medical services for indigent holocaust survivors.
    Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

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