The President and First Lady of Austria in the Hall of Names
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04 February 2019
The Federal President of the Republic of Austria H.E. Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen visited Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, on 4 February 2019. Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev greeted the President upon his arrival to Yad Vashem, where he toured the Holocaust History Museum and participated in a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, in the presence of Israel's President H.E. Mr. Reuven Rivlin.
"Yad Vashem is a powerful place of commemoration and reflection," wrote President Van der Bellen in the Yad Vashem Guest Book. "It is a warning and a reminder of the fragility of democracy, and of the values we so often take for granted. Austria recognizes its shared responsibility for the unspeakable atrocity of the Holocaust and our special obligation to ensure that 'never forget' becomes 'never again.'"