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Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day, 15-16 April 2007

15 April 2007

The central theme for this years Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day is Bearing Witness.

The Official Opening Ceremony for Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day will take place on Sunday, April 15, at 20:00, at the Warsaw Ghetto Square, Yad Vashem, Har Hazikaron, Jerusalem.

STILLS CAMERAS and TV: Coverage of the opening ceremony is by POOL only (see below).

Print Journalists: the event is open with valid gpo card. arrival at mt herzl by 18:30 for shuttle BUS to yad vashem.

Israels Acting President Dalia Itzik and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will address the participants. Avner Shalev, Yad Vashem Chairman, will kindle the Memorial Torch. Joseph (Tommy( Lapid, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council, will speak on behalf of the survivors.

During the ceremony, six torches will be lit by Holocaust survivors. First torch: Zanne Farbstein; second torch: Mordechai (Motke) Wiesel; third torch: Yaacov (Jacki) Handeli; fourth torch: David Gur; fifth torch: Miriam (Manya) Brodeski-Titelman; sixth torch: Yaakov Janek Hollaender. During the ceremony, short videos of the torchlighters testimonies will be shown (produced and directed by Shlomo Chazan).

The ceremony will be broadcast live on television on Channels 1, 2, 10 and 33 and by radio on Kol Israel and Galei Zahal, and on www.yadvashem.org.

POOL:

Foreign Press Stills: David Silverman -- Getty

David Blumenfeld - Newsweek

Foreign Press TV: RAI

Israeli Press Stills: Chaim Tzach -- Yediot Achronot

Israeli Press TV: Eli Mandelbaum - YNET

For more information please visit: http://www1.yadvashem.org/remembrance/rememberance_day/remembrance_day_2007/Remembrance_day_2007_Overview.html
Mondays (16.4.07) wreath-laying ceremony is OPEN with valid GPO card. Events thereafter are OPEN.