The Vice President and Second Lady laid a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance in memory of the six million Holocaust victims
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23 January 2018
The Vice President of the United States of America Michael R. Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence visited Yad Vashem on 23 January. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife Sara Netanyahu, Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev and Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council Rabbi Israel Meir Lau accompanied the Vice President throughout the visit.
Senior Historian at the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem, and Editor-in-Chief of Yad Vashem Studies Dr. David Silberklang guided the Vice President and Second Lady through the Holocaust History Museum. Yad Vashem Chief Curator and Chairman Avner Shalev guided the Vice President through the Hall of Names. The Vice President also participated in a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, rekindling the Eternal Flame.
Signing the Yad Vashem Guestbook, the Vice President wrote: "Here at Yad Vashem we mourn for the six million Jewish martyrs of the Holocaust, and we draw inspiration from the faith and resilience that rose from such times. Standing in this place, we say with all the people of Israel – Never Again."