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    Presidents of Poland, Germany, and Israel Unite in Warsaw to Honor Victims of Holocaust

    On Wednesday, the presidents of Poland, Germany, and Israel – Andrzej Duda, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and Isaac Herzog – paid tribute to those who fought in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which occurred 80 years ago, with a Remembrance Candle-lighting ceremony at the Nożyk Synagogue in Warsaw.

    Poland, Germany, and Israel Presidents unveiled a plaque on Tuesday commemorating a 1946 visit by the Chief Rabbi of Palestine to the Nożyk Synagogue in Warsaw. The Polish President’s Chancellery shared the news on Twitter.

    Herzog said at the ceremony that he came to the Nożyk Synagogue “as the President of the Jewish state and son of a family with roots all across Poland, delivering the same prayer as my grandfather, El Malei Rachamim, in memory of our murdered brethren.”

    Israeli President Isaac Herzog paid tribute to victims of the Holocaust at the Nożyk Synagogue in Warsaw, saying a prayer of remembrance of his grandfather. Herzog, who is the President of the Jewish state and the descendant of a Polish family, spoke of the pain and sorrow of the tragedy.

    On the eve of World War II, approximately 3.5 million Jews resided in Poland. When Nazi forces invaded the country, they sought to eliminate the Jewish population, erasing their proud and long-standing history. The Nożyk Synagogue stands as a reminder of this extinguished culture.

    “I stand here today in the Nożyk Synagogue, the only one left standing in Warsaw after WWII, as the President of the Jewish state and son of a family with roots all across Poland, delivering the same prayer as my grandfather, El Malei Rachamim, in memory of our murdered brethren,”

    Herzog said in his speech at the Synagogue as quoted in a Twitter post.

    Today, the presidents of Poland, Israel, and Germany gathered to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the start of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The Uprising saw Jewish fighters rise up against German occupiers of Poland during World War II.

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