(JTA) — Ivanka Trump, the Jewish daughter of President Trump, laid a wreath at the memorial for the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Poland.
Ivanka Trump, a convert to Judaism, placed the wreath at the monument, known as the Monument for the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw, early Thursday afternoon, shortly before her father laid a wreath and began a speech at the nearby Warsaw uprising memorial, which celebrates the acts of resistance fighters from the general population of Poland, who launched a bloody rebellion against the Germans in 1944.
The Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, located approximately a mile east of the Warsaw uprising memorial at Krasinski Square, commemorates specifically Jewish partisans who rose up against the Germans in a doomed uprising in 1943.
The president’s daughter was accompanied by Rabbi Michael Schudrich, the chief rabbi of Poland. After laying a wreath at the Ghetto memorial, she visited the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
Schudrich told the AFP that Ivanka Trump’s visit to the memorial was “very, very important.”
“But it’s sad because her father, President Trump, is the first U.S. president in 25 years not to visit the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes Monument,” he said.