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German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at Yad Vashem

Ministers from both Governments Accompany the Visit

March 17, 2008

German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel lays a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance. To the Chancellor's left is Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and to her right is the Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Avner Shalev German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel lays a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance. To the Chancellor's left is Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and to her right is the Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Avner Shalev
German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel signs the Visitors' Book upon exiting the Children's Memorial.
German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel signs the Visitors' Book upon exiting the Children's Memorial.

German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel accompanied by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and eight Ministers from each government visited Yad Vashem on Monday, March 17, 2008.

A memorial ceremony, with the participation of the Chancellor and the Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Avner Shalev, took place in the Hall of Remembrance.

Following the ceremony, the Chancellor visited the Children's Memorial, signed the Yad Vashem Guest Book, and offered a short statement.

The Chancellor last visited Yad Vashem in January 2006, when she had an extended tour of the Holocaust History Museum.