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Yad Vashem Statement Regarding the Pope's Comments Condemning Holocaust Denial

12 February 2009
“Yad Vashem places importance on the Pope’s unequivocal statement condemning Holocaust denial and any attempts to minimize the scope of the Shoah,” remarked Yad Vashem Chairman, Avner Shalev. He added, “The Church’s clear public denouncement of all types of antisemitism, during his meeting earlier today with American Jewish leaders, is to be welcomed.” “ I am certain that the Pope will strengthen this important and unambiguous message regarding the importance of Holocaust remembrance in his remarks during his upcoming visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem this May.”