On the occasion of the day of remembrance of the victims of National Socialism, the representatives of the constitutional organs of the Confederation and H.E. the President of the Knesset of the State of Israel laid wreaths in the field of stelae of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.
“Soon we will have to live without the personal stories of the last survivors and eyewitnesses. We must not let the memory of them fade. We owe this to all those murdered,” said Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who, together with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the President of the German Bundestag, Bärbel Bas, Bodo Ramelow, President of the Bundesrat, Prof. Dr. Stephan Harbarth, President of the Federal Constitutional Court, and H.E. Mickey Levy, President of the Knesset of the State of Israel, commemorated the victims of National Socialism. Bundestag President Bärbel Bas appealed: “The suffering of the victims of the Holocaust reminds and obliges us to resolutely oppose hatred and violence in every form from the outset. Anti-Semitism, racism and any other form of misanthropy must have no place in our society.” And Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warns: “We remember for the sake of the victims. And we also remember for ourselves. For whoever forgets what has happened also forgets what can happen.”