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Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Avner Shalev: Israeli society has an ethical duty to honor the Holocaust survivors, and to take care of them in the twilight of their days

23 April 2006

“Today, as we mark Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day with the theme ‘The Human Spirit in the Shadow of Death,’ it is incumbent upon us as a society to raise the banner of Holocaust survivors, who fought for their lives in the shadow of death and became eye witnesses and activists, reminding us constantly of our obligation to preserve our own humanity.


“These survivors, who gave so much to the establishment and growth of the State of Israel, are our example and our model. Israeli society has an ethical duty today to honor the Holocaust survivors, to embrace them and to take care of their welfare in the twilight of their days.”