Israeli and German air force jets flew side-by-side over the former Dachau concentration camp last week as a tribute to the Jews and other victims who were murdered there during the Holocaust.
The moving flyby was one of several exercises marking the first time Israeli jets have ever entered German airspace.
The historic moment was captured on camera.
This is history.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) August 17, 2020
The moment the Israeli Air Force, led by Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin, entered into German airspace for the first time ever & was welcomed by the Luftwaffe Commander, Lt. Gen. Ingo Gerhatz: pic.twitter.com/CSkFBXnkzE
"On behalf of the German Air Force, it is an honor for me to welcome the Israeli Air Force entering German airspace for the first time in history," Luftwaffe Commander, Lt. Gen. Ingo Gerhatz said.
Two Israeli F-16s and two German Eurofighters escorted an Israeli Air Force Gulfstream G-550 carrying the commanders of both air forces over the camp.
The Commander of the Israeli Air Force, Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin, said the flyby over Dachau symbolized the promise for a future.
"While remembering the darkness of the past, we carry on our wings a shared commitment to the future forever and ever. Flying together above the valley of darkness, making room for only light ahead as we vow: never again," he said.
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