Survivors, Jewish community representatives and global envoys attend ceremony marking anniversary of Auschwitz liberation. Israel's envoy stresses importance of remembrance
Published: 01.25.13, 22:49 / Israel Jewish Scene
The United Nations General Assembly marked the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday in a ceremony attended by hundreds of Jewish community representatives, international envoys and survivors.
The event began with a moment of silence held in memory of Shoah victims and concluded with the "El Male Rachamim," a Jewish prayer.
Mordecai Paldiel, former head of the Righteous Among the Nations Department at Yad Vashem, and Israel's Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor spoke at the ceremony, and a recorded video message by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon was screened.
In his speech, Prosor stressed the importance of remembering the Holocaust ...