Visiting Holocaust museum, Argentinian president lauds ‘the greatness of the Jewish people’

Argentina’s president visits Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum during state visit to Israel.

By World Israel News Staff

Argentinian President Javier Milei visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem Wednesday, a day after he arrived in the Jewish state for his first foreign trip since taking office.

Milei was accompanied during his tour of Yad Vashem by the museum’s native Argentinian chairman, Dani Dayan.

Following a guided tour, President Milei participated in a solemn memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance and signed the Yad Vashem guestbook outside the Hall of Remembrance.

In his entry in the Yad Vashem guestbook, Milei lauded the “greatness” of the Jewish people, while alluding to the October 7th massacres, adding “Never again is now.”

“In this symbolic and transcendent place, where darkness reaches unimaginable extremes of cruelty, it is precisely here that we can see the greatness of a people. The greatness of going through the pain and rising up again even stronger than before. We all bear the duty not to remain silent. Never again is now.”

At the end of the visit, Dayan touted Milei’s visit in increasing Holocaust awareness in Latin America.

“This visit was especially pertinent given the fact that there have been Latin-American leaders who have used in the last months rhetoric with clear antisemitic tones, including Holocaust trivialization.”

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“For the President of Argentina to visit Israel and Yad Vashem and commit so clearly to uphold the values and lessons of the Holocaust, is extremely important. Yad Vashem continues to work closely with the educational authorities in the Argentine Republic in order to increase Holocaust awareness and education for the Argentine people and the Spanish-speaking world.”