Rabbi Henry Brandt and Aiman Mazyek of the Central Council of Muslims spoke at the entrance to Auschwitz on Thursday, at a memorial for the victims of the Nazi death camp.
Mazyek said in his speech: "We promise that with our strength, with the strength of our faith, we will work together so there will 'never again be Auschwitz.'"
For his part, Brandt said, "I am deeply impressed that Muslims and Jews are here together." He said he hoped that the young people present would learn lessons for life from their visit.
The commemoration was the main event of an educational trip organized by the Central Council of Muslims and the Union of Progressive Jews in Germany. Among those taking part were Muslim refugees from Syria and Iraq, as well as young Jewish people.