International Holocaust Remembrance Day marked by 60 Knesset members at Auschwitz

The main gate at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz II (Birkenau). Credit: Angelo Celedon via Wikimedia Commons.

( The largest Israeli legislative delegation to date, numbering 60 Members of Knesset, marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday by holding a special ceremony at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland.

All of the major factions of the Knesset were represented in the delegation, excluding Kadima, Hadash, and the Arab parties, according to Israel Hayom. Participants included MK Issawi Frej (Meretz), who is Muslim, and MK Hamad Amar (Yisrael Beiteinu), who is Druze. The Israeli delegation also included 24 Holocaust survivors.

Posted on January 27, 2014 .