05 May 2017
The President of the Federal Republic of Germany H.E. Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Yad Vashem on 5 May. Accompanied by his wife Elke Büdenbender and Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev, the President viewed the Museum of Holocaust Art and the Children's Memorial, and took a behind-the-scenes tour of Yad Vashem's Archives. Following a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, President Steinmeier signed the Yad Vashem Guest Book. "We Germans have incurred inconceivable guilt," he said. "At this place, memory becomes pain, mourning and shame. Acknowledging the responsibility for what happened, we firmly stand at Israel's side working for a common future."