Israel Police Fulfill ‘Unwritten Will’ in Auschwitz

Hundreds of officers visit the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps in uniform. ‘Fulfilling our slain brothers’ last command.’

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Police salute in honor of the slain
Police salute in honor of the slain
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Two hundred and fifty Israel Police officers visited Poland in recent days to tour and learn about the Holocaust. The delegation was the largest police group to leave the country in Israel’s history.

The trip was led by Southern District Commander Yossi Pariente. “Our presence here today, on the ground of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, in the uniform of the Israel Police and with the national flag, is the victory, and the unwritten final will, of our brothers who were murdered,” he declared.

The delegation included officers from across the country, commanders-in-training, and representatives of bereaved families.

Prior to leaving for Poland the officers visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem. Yad Vashem staff accompanied them on their trip to explain the history of the sites they saw.