For one day each year, the entire Israel focuses its attention on the six million Jews who were brutally murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators.
“A Baal ha’bayit (householder) has to make aliyah,” the rabbi, who just lost his wife and two daughters, said.
The event was opened by the Israeli Ambassador to Portugal Dor Shapira who spoke with the children.
Forty-two Shoah survivors lead the March from Auschwitz to Birkenau.
Israel365 joins the Dee family in mourning on Yom HaShoah.
Museums, archives of testimonies and educational efforts preserved the survivors’ legacy. Still, that won’t counter contemporary antisemitic hatred and disinformation.
They include 521 immigrants from Ukraine who fled after the Russian invasion.
The massive exhibit includes the names of all identified Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
“I will have the privilege of appearing before the [E.U.] Parliament and to speak for the State of Israel, the democratic, strong, nation-state of the Jewish people, which extends its hand in peace,” said the Israeli president.
Those with more years of school tend to know more about the Shoah.