President Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna Poroshenko visited the World Holocaust Remembrance Center “Yad Vashem” during the official visit to the State of Israel.
The presidential couple got acquainted with the exposition "Flashes of Memory". Petro Poroshenko and his wife put a wreath to the monument to the victims of the Holocaust and visited the Children's Memorial. The attendees honored memory of the deceased with a moment of silence.
"We remember" and "Never again” - this is what Ukrainians, along with other nations say commemorating January 27 as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and honoring memory of the millions of victims of the Nazis," Petro Poroshenko said.
The President noted that on this day (in 1945 - ed.), the soldiers of the First Ukrainian Front liberated the captives of the largest Nazi death camp "Auschwitz-Birkenau". The President noted that the memorial contains photographs of the released and tortured.
"Ukraine, as a state that suffered from the Holodomor of 1932-1933, when millions of Ukrainians were tortured by the communist Stalinist regime that committed genocide against the Ukrainian people, reverently keeps the memory of the Holocaust victims as well," the Head of State emphasized.
He also noted that the memory of those who have been saving people sentenced to death at the risk of their own lives is also honored today. Among them there were more than two and a half thousand Ukrainians.
"Today, on behalf of the Ukrainian people, I would like to bow my head in memory of every victim of the Nazi regime, in memory of the millions of victims of the Holocaust innocently tortured and killed in dreadful years of the Holocaust in Ukraine and around the world. We cherish the memory of them," Petro Poroshenko emphasized.
Separately, the Head of State noted the exhibition "Flashes of Memory". "(This exhibition - ed.) shows how powerful the propaganda can be in conditions of Nazism, Communism and in modern conditions of hybrid war. It is a very good reminder that we must be responsible and reasonable," Petro Poroshenko said.
Source: site of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine