President of EL AL Israel Airlines Presents EL AL Bible to Director of Important Holocaust Memorial in Berlin and Leads Sefer Torah Signing
New York, NY – March 11, 2013
– EL AL President Elyezer Shkedy recently presented an EL AL Bible to Dr. Norbert Kempe, Director of Wannsee Villa in Berlin, which is today a Holocaust Memorial site. Shkedy's visit was a historical event as this is the location where the Nazi's made the decision for the Final Solution during the Wannsee Conference in 1942.
Dr. Norbert also inscribed a letter in the EL AL Sefer Torah which has travelled all over the world and is dedicated to the unity of the Jewish People. In May of this year, at a ceremony in the synagogue located on the premises of the EL AL Head Office at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel, the Torah will be completed. Thousands of people have inscribed a letter, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's President Shimon Peres and Noble Prize winner Eli Weisel. In Washington this past December, the Torah was signed by several US senators and members of Congress, including Joe Lieberman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Eric Cantor. At the United Nations, Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor also proudly added a letter to the Torah.
The Torah contains 304,805 letters in 249 columns.
|Elyezer Shkedy, President of EL AL Israel Airlines,|
Presents an EL AL Bible to Dr. Norbert Kempe,
Director of Wannsee Villa in Berlin.