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In Preparation for Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day:

Senior Command Corps of the Israel Police Will Hold a Seminar at the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem

14 April 2004

On Thursday 15th April 2004, the Senior Command Corps of the Israel Police will attend a seminar at the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. The seminar was initiated by the Inspector General of the Israel Police, Commissioner Shlomo Aharonishki, and will be based on the topic “Israeli Society and the Holocaust.” Participants will attend lectures, join discussions and hear testimony from a Holocaust survivor. The study day will begin at 08:30 and is open to the media..

Schedule:

08:30 - 08:50 Opening Remarks by Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council Prof. Szewach Weiss; Head of the Israel Police Training Department and Chief Education Officer Brigadier General Yitzhak Tzur; and Head of the Israel Police Human Resources Department, Major General Avi Tiller.

08:50 - 09:35 “The Place of the Holocaust in Modern-Day Israel” - Prof. Hanna Yablonka

09:35 - 10:00 Memorial Ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance

10:00 - 10:10 Statement to the Press

10:10 - 11:10 Performance: “Why did you not come before the war?” in Yad Vashem’s Auditorium

11:10 - 11:20 Break

11:20 - 12:00 The Holocaust in the First Person - Survivor Testimonies

12:00 - 13:15 Discussion: “The Holocaust as a Component of the Jewish-Israeli Identity” with the participation of Senior Lecturer in the Department of Jewish History, Tel Aviv University and Member of the Scientific Committee of Yad Vashem Prof. Dina Porat and Yad Vashem Academic Advisor Prof. Yehuda Bauer. Moderator: Dr. Motti Shalem, Director of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem.

13:15 - 13:25 Concluding Remarks by the Inspector General