President Moshe Katzav headed the Israeli delegation to the Auschwitz ceremonies. “The Holocaust is not only a tragedy of the Jewish people. It is a failure of humanity as a whole," Katsav said. "The allies did not do enough to stop the Holocaust, to stop the destruction of the Jewish people. The allies knew about the destruction of the Jews of Europe, the allies did not take any initiative to prevent the destruction of European Jewry.” A total of 6 million Jews were killed by Hitler’s Nazi regime.