Speaking virtually at the annual International Holocaust Survivors Night, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz talked about Germany’s commitment to combating anti-Semitism and vowed to combat it.
Hosted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the event that celebrated Holocaust survivors for their sacrifice and contributions to the world; also featured numerous speakers as part of the proceedings. Also in attendance were Israeli President Isaac Herzog; leaders of international Holocaust institutions; and Holocaust envoys from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany.
In his address, Scholz said, “Anti-Semitism, the belittling of Jewish citizens, hatred towards Israel—we will not tolerate any of it in Germany. Be assured: Our commitment will not waiver. Today, Jewish life is once again enriching our society. Israel and Germany are close partners. We must not put these precious gifts at risk. That is why I promise you: We will continue to do everything we can to protect Jewish citizens in the future and to counter all anti-Semitism. We will fight darkness with light.”
The event also featured Emmy-nominated entertainers Jason Alexander, Tovah Feldshuh, and Mayim Bialik who shared remarks. Musical performances were given by Barry Manilow, the Maccabeats, and the duo Steven Skybell and Jennifer Babiak.