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Polish President at Yad Vashem Tomorrow

11 September 2006

Polish President Lech Kaczynski will visit Yad Vashem tomorrow, September 12, 2006.

During the course of his visit to Yad Vashem the President will meet with Israeli high school students who have visited Poland or who will do so this year. Following the meeting with the students, an archival agreement between Yad Vashem and the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) will be signed. The agreement, detailing cooperation between the two organizations in the field of Holocaust documentation, will be signed by Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate and Janusz Kurtyka, President of the Institute of National Remembrance, in the presence of President Kaczynski.

Following are press arrangements for his visit:

9:00: Arrival, tour of Holocaust History Museum: CLOSED to Cameras

9:50: Hall of Names, Holocaust History Museum: Photo-Op: POOL

10:05: Wreath-laying ceremony, Hall of Remembrance: OPEN

10:25: Children’s Memorial: CLOSED to Cameras

10:30: Signing of the Guest Book, Exit from Children's Memorial: OPEN

10:35: Meeting with Israeli students, International School for Holocaust Studies: POOL

11:20: Signing of Agreement between Yad Vashem and IPN: POOL The meeting with the students is open to print journalists as well.

Pool arrangements are as follows:

Foreign Press Stills: Getty Images

Israeli Press Stills: Flash 90