By: Elaine Hou
Taipei, Jan. 27 (CNA) The representative offices of Israel and Germany held an event in Taipei Wednesday in commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust, marking the first time the two offices have co-hosted such an event on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The event, which is aimed at promoting peace, freedom and better understanding of the Holocaust, was attended by about 200 people, including President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and foreign officials based in Taiwan from Europe and countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom.
One rabbi from Israel led the participants in a prayer for the victims, before another rabbi lit six candles to commemorate the six million Jewish people killed by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust, which began when the Nazis came to power in 1933 and continued until the end of World War II in 1945. [FULL STORY]