28 February 2022
On Wednesday, 2 March 2022, the Federal Chancellor of Germany H.E. Mr. Olaf Scholz will visit Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. The Chancellor will be accompanied by Prime Minister of Israel H.E. Mr. Naftali Bennett and Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan.
The Chancellor will tour the Holocaust History Museum, guided by Yad Vashem Senior Historian Dr. David Silberklang, and participate in a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, where he will rekindle the eternal flame and lay a wreath in the memory of the six million Jewish victims of Nazi Germany and its collaborators. He will then visit the Children's Memorial, dedicated to the 1.5 million Jewish children murdered during the Holocaust.
At the conclusion of the visit, the Chancellor will sign the Yad Vashem Guest Book in Janusz Korczak Square.
Mr. Scholz last visited Yad Vashem in 2018 together with former German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel.
The visit will last approximately 90 minutes.
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