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        1/19/2014, Shevat 18, 5774

      Unprecedented Knesset Delegation to Auschwitz-Birkenau

      55 MKS, 6 Ministers and 24 Holocaust survivors will lead a delegation of 250 dignitaries accompanied by Chief Rabbi David Lau to attend the International Holocaust Day ceremony in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron and MK Shuli Muallem (Jewish Home) will guide the tour of the camps.

      Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said, "This monumental delegation will inspire the generation to understand the significance of the Holocaust and deepen our awareness of concern for Holocaust survivors. I am proud that the Knesset has so devotedly embraced this great national mission."