The Prime Minister was accompanied by Mr. Jacek Sellin, Secretary of State at the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
22 November 2016
The Prime Minister of Poland, H.E. Ms. Beata Szydło, visited Yad Vashem on 22 November. The Prime Minister toured the Holocaust History Museum, participated in a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance and visited the Children's Memorial. Outside the Children's Memorial, the Prime Minister signed the Yad Vashem Guest Book, remarking: "Every visit to Yad Vashem is a painful reminder as to how low humanity can sink. For the German murderers, the Jewish victims were supposed to be only numbers. Here we see the faces of those exterminated. We hear their voices and see the culture they built. Here at Yad Vashem, the Jewish victims have a symbolic place of rest and their names will be honored for eternity. But at the same time, every visit to Yad Vashem brings renewed hope. We are grateful to Yad Vashem for the memory and honor they bestow onto the Righteous Among the Nations, to those who risked their lives to save that of their Jewish neighbors."
What happened in occupied Europe is a message, lesson and warning to the entire civilized world."