In April, a special meeting took place in Nazareth Ilit between a group of German high school students and Holocaust survivors living in Israel, coordinated by a partnership with HHC. During the meeting, the survivors shared memories of their experiences and the difficulties they have had in surviving the Holocaust. After this the high school students asked them many questions.
A particularly moving moment occurred when Harald Eckert (Chairman of the European Coalition for Israel) knelt down before the elderly survivors and expressed his deep regret and apologies for the wrongdoing that had been done to them by their German grandparents and forefathers. Harald then added, “We will not forget the stories that we have heard today, and these German high school students will share these stories with their children in the future.”
The gathering was also attended by a member of the Knesset (Israeli Government) who has become involved in various projects, initiated through her connection with Helping Hand Coalition.
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