Narendra Modi visited Israel’s Yad Vashem memorial

Tel Aviv :Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during welcome ceremony upon arrival in Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday. PTI Photo(PTI7_4_2017_000272b)

Vastavam web: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited Israel’s Yad Vashem memorial and honoured the victims of the Holocaust, among the greatest tragedies in human history as some six million Jews were killed by Nazi Germany. Modi was accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Israel’s largest Holocaust memorial.PM pays homage to 6 million lives lost in the Holocaust at Yad Vashem Memorial,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted, along with the pictures of Modi at the Yad Vashem memorial.

Yad Vashem started as an organisation in 1953 on the slopes of the Mount of Remembrance near Jerusalem, as a form of reference to future generations, documenting the memory of Holocaust victims and the history of the Jewish people during the tragic time.Shaped as a prism penetrating the mountain, the new Yad Vashem opened in 2005. Its architecture sets the atmosphere for the nine chilling galleries of interactive historical displays which present the Holocaust in several ways.The museum leads into the Hall of Names, which contains more than three million names of Holocaust victims submitted by their families and relatives.On his arrival, Modi was greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu along with the top tier of Israel’s leadership – known as segel aleph.