Contemporary witnesses: Holocaust survivors with Lapid in Berlin
"We will never forget," said Israel's new Prime Minister Lapid in Berlin, referring to the Holocaust. He brought eyewitnesses with him - but they are becoming fewer and fewer.
It's a fight against time: there are fewer and fewer people like Schoschana Trister who survived the Holocaust and can talk about it. With Israel's Prime Minister Jair Lapid, the 87-year-old and other contemporary witnesses are now following Berlin came. "This is their victory, mine as the son of a Holocaust survivor and ours as a people and a nation. We will never forget," said Lapid after being greeted by a German military honor guard at the airport on Sunday evening.
According to the Ministry for Social Equality, around 160,000 survivors were still living in Israel at the beginning of the year. On average, they were 85 years old at the time. Last year, according to the information, 42 died every day holocaust-survivor.
Trister was born in Ukraine and is one of five Holocaust survivors who accompanied the head of government to Berlin. Abraham Roth is also there. He grew up in the Netherlands and was in a class with Anne Frank. Almost his entire family perished in the Holocaust. Accompanied by Trister and Roth lapid also the Shoah survivors Zvi Gill, Israel Milah and Pnina Katzir. Around six million Jews were murdered across Europe during the Holocaust.
Trister, Roth and the other Holocaust survivors were to visit the Berlin Memorial House of the Wannsee Conference with Lapid and Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday afternoon. High-ranking National Socialists met there in 1942 to plan the mass murder of Jews.
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