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Israel President Recites ‘kaddish’ at Rites for Ghetto Martyrs

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At impressive Remembrance Day rites here — conducted atop Mount Herzl here yesterday — President Zalman Shazar, both of Israel’s chief rabbis, and other dignitaries joined in reciting the kaddish for the martyrs of “the third of the nation which was murdered during the holocaust.”

Members of Israel’s Cabinet, leading officers of Israel’s defense forces, and representatives of most of the foreign embassies in Israel participated in the rites. West Germany’s Ambassador, Dr. Rolf Pauls, had not been invited to the ceremonies.

Foreign Minister Abba Eban, one of the principal speakers at the meeting here, warned that “though the years bring forgetfulness, the holocaust has not been forgotten and lives in Israel’s very existence.” The 6,000,000 dead, he said, “dictated Israel’s policy for fighting racism, dictatorship and injustice and discrimination. The 6,000,000 dead write Israel’s path of peace and justice.”

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