Remembering the Holocaust: Germany in Israel

Published 1149 GMT (1949 HKT) June 13, 2013
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Germany captain Lewis Holtby wears a specially made training shirt with the Israeli flag and the words "Feeling at home" embroidered on the front to thank the host fans for making the team welcome at the European Under-21 Championship. Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images
Holtby and teammate Toni Jantschke lay a wreath during the visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum before March's friendly game against Israel. Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images
Germany striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga told CNN that his visit to the museum in Jerusalem was "extremely moving." Lior Mizrahi/Bongarts/Getty Images
The players take a moment to pause and reflect while surrounded by photos of those who were murdered in the Holocaust. Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images
Head coach Rainer Adrion was particularly moved by his visit, taking his time to walk around the exhibits. Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images
DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach (center), vice-president Rolf Hocke (right) and the German ambassador in Israel, Andreas Michaelis, lay a wreath during last week's visit of the German delegation at Yad Vashem. Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images
Lasogga signs autographs for local children at the Hadassah Neurim Youth Village in Netanya. Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images
Striker Peniel Mlapa hands out small German mascots to some of the children at the Youth Village. Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images