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Visit of President of Germany to Yad Vashem

November 28, 2010

German President Wulff, accompanied by Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Avner Shalev, tour the Holocaust History Museum German President Wulff, accompanied by Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Avner Shalev, tour the Holocaust History Museum
Ms. Irena Steinfeldt, Director of the Righteous Among the Nations Dept, shows President Wulff, his daugher Annalena and Avner Shalev, Pages of Testimony from the artist <a href=http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/nussbaum/index.asp target=_blank>Felix Nussbaum</a> who was born in Osnabruck, Germany Ms. Irena Steinfeldt, Director of the Righteous Among the Nations Dept, shows President Wulff, his daugher Annalena and Avner Shalev, Pages of Testimony from the artist Felix Nussbaum who was born in Osnabruck, Germany
President Wulff lays a wreath in the Valley of the Communities President Wulff lays a wreath in the Valley of the Communities
In the Hall of Remembrance (left to right) Annalena Wulff, President Wulff, President Peres, and Avner Shalev In the Hall of Remembrance (left to right) Annalena Wulff, President Wulff, President Peres, and Avner Shalev

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Christian Wulff, accompanied by his daughter Annalena Wulff, visited Yad Vashem on Sunday, 28/11/2010

During his visit to Yad Vashem, the President toured the Holocaust History Museum, including the Hall of Names, accompanied by Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev, and participated in a Memorial Ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance before visiting the Children's Memorial and signing the Yad Vashem Guest Book. President Shimon Peres also participated in the Memorial Ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance. President Wulff laid a wreath in the Valley of the Communities, next to the wall on which his hometown, Osnabruck, Germany, appears.

Upon exiting the Children's Memorial, President Wulff wrote the following in the Visitors' Book (translated from German):

The incomprehensible crimes of the Shoah forever obligate Germany and the Germans to safeguard the existence of the State of Israel.