In a ceremony on a windswept hillside on the outskirts of Jerusalem, Israel, April 13, ashes of Jewish victims recovered from the furnaces of Nazi extermination camps were transferred from temporary resting place to a tomb in a permanent memorial building opened that day.
GV People assembled
CU Mrs Golda Meier, Israeli Foreign Minister
GV EXT..of memorial building
SV Soldiers carry casket
LV Soldiers, slow march
GV Procession towards memorial building
CU Troops enter building
BV Ashes into building
LV People stand around casket
CU Mrs Golda Meier
LV Soldiers lower ashes into tomb
CU Placing stone over tomb
LV Religious ceremony
CU Name of concentration camp on stone 'Bergen-Belsen'
CU Name "Auschwitz" on stone, PAN to ceremony
GV Ceremony, PAN to stone 'Dachau'
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Background: In a ceremony on a windswept hillside on the outskirts of Jerusalem, Israel, April 13, ashes of Jewish victims recovered from the furnaces of Nazi extermination camps were transferred from temporary resting place to a tomb in a permanent memorial building opened that day.
Rabbi Mordecai Nurock, a member of the Israeli Government, whose wife and children were killed by the Nazis, kindled a memorial lamp which is to be relit every day by a different representative of one of the 30,000 Jewish communities in Europe that were destroyed.
Speaking in the presence of three West German Government representatives - official observers at the trial of Adolf Eichmann - the Rabbi denounced Eichmann for his part in the extermination of almost six million Jews, and added that the Germans were "a nation of murderers". He then attacked the Allies for failing to come to the rescue of the victims.
The ceremony was part of Holocaust Day celebrations - an annual remembrance day fixed by Parliament to commemorate the martyrs of the European disaster.