The German Military Chief of Staff, General Volker Wieker, toured the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Museum in Jerusalem earlier today. The IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, accompanied General Weiker on his tour, which included visiting Yad Va-Shem, the Hall of Names and the museums’ child commemoration wing, Yad La-Yeled.
Later, General Wieker and Lt. Gen. Ashkenazi placed a wreath to commemorate those killed in the Holocaust in a ceremony that took place in the Hall of Remembrance.
Lt. Gen. Ashkenazi concluded: “I am pleased to stand here today, as the Israeli Chief of the General Staff, next to the commander of the German military, who is visiting Israel for the first time. This visit expresses the special relationship between the IDF and the German military. General Wieker is starting his three day visit in Israel which I am sure will be interesting, professional and productive.”