On June 28, 2018, the Speaker of the Austrian House of Representatives (First President of the Austrian National Council), Wolfgang Sobotka, visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC.
At the outset, National Council President Sobotka toured the Permanent Exhibition as well as the "Americans and the Holocaust" exhibition; then, deeply moved, he lit a candle in the Hall of Remembrance to pay respect to the victims of the Shoah.
The tour was followed by a meeting with the Museum's senior staff, led by Director Bloomfield, in which the multifaceted cooperation with Austrian institutions to deepen the knowledge about the Holocaust was highlighted. The day at the Museum concluded with a tour d’horizon of historical and contemporary matters of mutual concern with senior representatives of five major Jewish Organizations.
#throwback to our article on this year's International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Austria
Photos (when not noted "United States Holocaust Memorial Museum") (c) Peter Alunans