On 6 September, H.E. President of Israel, Mr. Isaac Herzog, together with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The visit took place as part of his visit to Berlin, together with an Israeli delegation and accompanied by Mrs. Michal Herzog and Mrs. Elke Büdenbender. Dr. Ulrich Baumann, Deputy Director of the Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, welcomed the politicians and their wives at the memorial.
Around 10.30 a.m., Herzog and Steinmeier gathered at the field of stelae for the memorial act with wreath-laying.
Afterwards, both politicians visited the memorial site of the former Bergen-Belsen concentration camp for a commemorative event. After the commemoration, Federal President Steinmeier thanked Israel’s President Herzog in his speech for having freed the concentration camp. Herzog’s father Chaim Herzog, who was also President of Israel from 1983 to 1993, was one of the soldiers who liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945 as a British officer.