German Spring Tour to Israel-1.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
"It is a great joy for me to be here with the German Spring Tour to Israel and to unveil the plaque honoring my sister Elfriede Weltzer and her husband Wilfried Wetzler for their contribution to the Sarona reservoir complex." Frau Marie-Luise Hofmann was speaking on Wednesday, April 30, at the dedication ceremony of the twin Sarona water reservoirs located near Mount Tabor.
Frau Hofmann was with a group of 35 people from Germany on the 2014 Spring Tour, which was ably led by Keren Muhs, marketing director of JNF-KKL Germany
. The group arrived on April 27th, the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, and will be in Israel until May 8. One of the first things they did was to visit KKL-JNF's head office in Jerusalem, where they stood silently when the Holocaust Day
siren was sounded.
The ceremony was graciously emceed by Jana Marcus-Natanova, the director of KKL-JNF's European Desk. "Without water, life can't exist," Jana noted, "especially in a country like ours. KKL-JNF made a decision to address the water crisis and to free up precious freshwater for drinking and domestic use. I want to thank you for your support, especially Frau Hofman. Her sister's legacy helped make building this reservoir possible."
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