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  9/27/2013, Tishrei 23, 5774

MKs to Meet at Auschwitz to Discuss Anti-Semitism

A delegation of 60 Knesset members, headed by Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, is scheduled to travel to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps in Poland on January 27th, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, for a tour and a unique discussion on the struggle against Anti-Semitism. The delegation will also include Holocaust survivors, senior members of the Israel Defense Forces, Israel's chief rabbis and representatives of Israel's student unions, representing a link between the past and the future.

To illustrate that Anti-Semitism is not just a Jewish issue, senior government and parliamentary figures from around the world will be in attendance. Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel will be part of a delegation from the United States. The event is the initiative of Jonny Daniels, a new immigrant from England, as well as founder and executive director of From the Depths, a non-profit organization devoted to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and "connecting the Jewish past with the Jewish future."