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International Holocaust Remembrance Day Marked by 54 Knesset Members at Auschwitz

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Rail leading to the concentration camp Auschwitz II. Photo: Pimke.

JNS.org The largest Israeli legislative delegation to date, numbering 54 Members of Knesset, marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday by holding a special ceremony at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland.

All of the major factions of the Knesset were represented in the delegation, excluding Kadima, Hadash, and the Arab parties, according to Israel Hayom. Participants included MK Issawi Frej (Meretz), who is Muslim, and MK Hamad Amar (Yisrael Beiteinu), who is Druze. The Israeli delegation also included 24 Holocaust survivors.

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