Christians attend Leadership Seminar on the Holocaust at Yad Vashem

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21 Jan 2017
 Christians attend Leadership Seminar on the Holocaust at Yad Vashem
The 10-day Christian Leadership Seminar at Yad Vashem at the end of November 2016, generously supported by the ICEJ and the Museum of the Bible, was attended by 26 Christian leaders from 9 different countries. One of the countries, Spain, was represented at the seminar for the first time since the program was launched.

It was an honor for us as Christians to partake in this high-level program, where different perspectives concerning the horrific events of World War II were presented. Scholars expert in the fields of history, politics, music and literature introduced us to the different parts of Jewish life in the ghettos, as well as in the death camps. A very precious moment for us was meeting Holocaust survivors, Mr. Nachum and Mrs. Genya Manor. They met and fell in love in the Schindler Factory, where their lives were saved. Their long relationship with Oscar Schindler continued even when they moved to Israel, where he visited them frequently until his passing.

I encourage every Christian leader to take this opportunity to learn and grow in our relationship with Israel. By attending the seminar, we can show the Jewish people that as Christians we acknowledge their suffering, and that we take a stand that many of our predecessors didn’t: the stand against any and every expression of anti-Semitism today.

 

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