President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walked hand in hand and laid a wreath together.
“Words can never describe the bottomless depths of that evil, or the scope of the anguish and destruction. It was history’s darkest hour,” Trump said.
“It was the most savage crime against God and his children,” said Trump, who is visiting Israel and the Palestinian Territories on the second leg of his first foreign trip since taking office in January.
Trump was then invited to light the Eternal Flame at the Holocaust memorial site. The flame burns continuously in the Hall of Remembrance, where a crypt holds the ashes of Holocaust victims.
Trump left a message in the guestbook at Yad Vashem, where he called the short visit “so amazing.”
“It is a great honor to be here with all of my friends. So amazing & will Never Forget!” he wrote.
— כאן ועכשיו (@kann_news) May 23, 2017