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Russia: Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre marks Holocaust Remembrance Day01:47

Russia: Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

Russian Federation, Moscow
January 27, 2017 at 17:31 GMT -00:00 · Published

Holocaust survivors, officials and foreign ambassadors all attended Moscow’s Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre annual ceremony to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday.

Besides the Head of Moscow’s Department of National Policy Vitaly Suchkov, ambassadors of several other countries, including Israel’s Gary Koren , America’s John Tefft, Germany’s Rudiger von Fritsch, Poland’s Wlodzimierz Marciniak, and Czechia’s Vladimir Remek, were also present.

Rabbi Berel Lazar opened the event with the traditional Jewish Kaddish prayer. Afterwards Russian Jewish Leaders and Foreign Ambassadors lit six candles honouring the memory of the six million victims of the Holocaust.

Alexander Boroda, the President of the Jewish Communities of Russia, highlighted the importance of raising awareness of the Holocaust’s horrors, especially among younger generations “so this story will be never forgotten, to make it like a vaccine against hate.”

Russia: Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre marks Holocaust Remembrance Day01:47
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Holocaust survivors, officials and foreign ambassadors all attended Moscow’s Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre annual ceremony to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday.

Besides the Head of Moscow’s Department of National Policy Vitaly Suchkov, ambassadors of several other countries, including Israel’s Gary Koren , America’s John Tefft, Germany’s Rudiger von Fritsch, Poland’s Wlodzimierz Marciniak, and Czechia’s Vladimir Remek, were also present.

Rabbi Berel Lazar opened the event with the traditional Jewish Kaddish prayer. Afterwards Russian Jewish Leaders and Foreign Ambassadors lit six candles honouring the memory of the six million victims of the Holocaust.

Alexander Boroda, the President of the Jewish Communities of Russia, highlighted the importance of raising awareness of the Holocaust’s horrors, especially among younger generations “so this story will be never forgotten, to make it like a vaccine against hate.”

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