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Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau

Yisrael Meir Lau is the Chairman of Yad Vashem and Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv. He previously served as the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel. His father, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Lau, was the last Chief Rabbi of the Polish town of Piotrkow. At age 9, Rabbi Lau was the youngest person liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp, and he came on the first boatload of Holocaust survivors to Israel. He is the author of numerous books, including a Holocaust memoir, "Do Not Raise a Hand Against the Boy." He is the recipient of the Israel Prize for lifetime achievements to the State of Israel.

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