French, Danish Jews killed in terror attacks to be honored in special Memorial Day ceremony

A special memorial column will be unveiled and the victims' family members will address Israeli and foreign dignitaries

April 21, 2015 10:43

MOURNERS PAY THEIR RESPECTS at the capital’s Har Hamenuhot cemetery yesterday at the graves of the victims of the Paris Hyper Cacher terrorist attack.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)


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The Jewish Agency's annual Memorial Day ceremony will honor the victims killed in the anti-Semitic attacks committed in Paris and Copenhagen this year.

The ceremony, which will take place Wednesday morning at the Agency's Jerusalem headquarters, will memorialize Israel's fallen soldiers, the country's civilians killed by terrorist activities, as well as the 200 Jews killed in anti-Semitic attacks outside of Israel since 1948

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In its 2015 incarnation  however, the ceremony will also include the unveiling of a memorial column inscribed with the names of the victims killed in the Paris Hyper Cacher supermarket, Phillipe Braham, Yohan Cohen, Yoav Hattab in Paris as well as Dan Uzan, who was killed at the Great Synagogue in Copenhagen. 

Valerie Braham, the widow of Phillope Braham, as well as Sergeot Uzan, father of Dan Uzan, will provide a special address.

Other dignitaries will also be in attendance, including the French Ambassador Patrick Maisonnave and Deputy Chief of Denmark's diplomatic Mission to Israel, Signe Biering Nielsen.

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