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Merkel pays last visit to Yad Vashem as German chancellor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Yad Vashem-The world Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem on Sunday, together with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Yad Vashem Directorate chairman Dani Dayan and Yad Vashem council chairman Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau. The visit, Merkel’s sixth to the center, will be her last as chancellor.

Merkel visited the “Flashes of Memory: Photography during the Holocaust” exhibition and the Museum of Holocaust Art, according to a statement from Yad Vashem. She later observed the Shoah Legacy Campus, which is currently under construction, and viewed the objects from Hamburg—her birthplace—which are to be exhibited there.

After the tour, Merkel met with Holocaust survivor Dr. Henry Foner, before concluding her visit by participating in a state memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance.

Following the ceremony, the chancellor requested personal time in the Holocaust History Museum, according to Yad Vashem.

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