An exhibition celebrating the close relationship between the Jewish people, the Bible and the land of Israel was hosted by the Frankfurt Book Fair last week.
Titled People, Book, Land, the exhibition was opened by the German city’s mayor Uwe Becker and organised by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The fair drew in 300,000 visitors from around the world.
Becker said the exhibition “proves that the relationship between the Jewish people and the state of Israel did not begin in 1948 due to the Shoah”.
He added: “We not only welcome 3,500 years of Jewish history, but next year we celebrate 1,700 years of Jewish presence in Germany, an occasion to show what the Jews have done for the development of our country, not just the dark moments, but also the friendship between the state of Israel and Germany.”
Attending the opening, which took place in the shadow of the Halle synagogue attack in central Germany, were diplomats, city leaders and senior Christian representatives.