Peres inaugurates Russian Jewish Museum in Moscow

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November 8, 2012 10:47

 
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President Shimon Peres joined Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Thursday to inaugurate the city's brand new Russian Jewish museum and tolerance center, the worlds largest Jewish museum.

In a moving speech, Peres said the museum evoked memories of his childhood home in Poland, and thanked the Russian people for their role in helping defeat the Nazis in World War 2.

"The Nazis murdered about a third of our people. They murdered 6 million Jews, among them 1.5 million children, in concentration camps and gas chambers," the president said. "Such a tragedy must never happen again."

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