Germany’s Interior Minister Nancy Faeser signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperating with Yad Vashem to train German police about anti-Semitism during her visit this week to the Holocaust museum and memorial in Jerusalem.

She signed the MOU with Yad Vashem director-general Tzvika Fayirizen on Tuesday.

As part of the combined effort, “we are strengthening and supplementing existing measures to raise awareness of anti-Semitism as part of the basic and advanced training of federal police authorities,” said Faeser, according to a German publication cited by the European Jewish Congress.

She added that “for us, and also for me personally, it is very important to preserve the memory of the Shoah.”

During her stay in Israel, Faeser also met with Israel’s Public Security Minister Omer Barlev to discuss security cooperation between the two countries, as well as deradicalization and cybercrime investigations. She also met with Israel’s Deputy Defense Minister Alon Schuster on ways to combat international terrorism.


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