translated from Spanish: World leaders gather in Israel to commemorate liberation of Auschwitz

Dozens of world leaders arrived in Jerusalem on Thursday for the largest gathering ever focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern anti-Semitism. Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Prince Charles of Great Britain, Vice President Mike Pence and the presidents of Germany, Italy and Austria were among the more than 40 dignitaries who attended the World Forum of the Holocaust, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of The Auschwitz death camp.The three-hour event at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, called «Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Anti-Semitism,» project a united front to commemorate the genocide of European Jews amid a global increase in anti-Jewish violence on the continent and around the world. But the unresolved remnants of World War II politics have permeated the solemn assembly on the different historical narratives of several players. Poland’s president, who has been criticized for his own wartime revisionism, has boycened the meeting as he was not invited to speak, while Putin was given a central role, even as he leads a campaign to minimize the So Union pact vititic before the war with the Nazis. and change responsibility for the outbreak of war in Poland, which was invaded in 1939 to begin the fighting. On the eve of the meeting, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin implored world leaders gathered for a dinner at their official residence to «leave history to historians.» The role of political leaders, of all of us, is to shape the future,» he said.



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