Mayor says Dachau not a sister city

The mayor of a central Israel city on the outskirts of Tel Aviv said he had no plans to establish a sister-city relationship with Dachau, despite recent reports.

Moshe Sinai of Rosh Ha’ayin told Ha’aretz that the two cities had discussed holding joint educational tours of Israeli and German students at the site of the Dachau concentration camp.

Last week, it was reported by some media outlets that Dachau, infamous for the Nazi concentration camp on its outskirts, was going to twin with Rosh Ha’ayin. Dachau Mayor Peter Burgel announced the plan at a city council meeting Oct. 6. — jta