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Refugees from Darfur to Visit Yad Vashem Tomorrow

Visit to take place at the initiative of organizations dedicated to assisting refugees

2 August 2009

Tomorrow a group of Sudanese refugees who arrived in Israel in wake of the genocide in Darfur will visit Yad Vashem. The visit is taking place at the initiative of organizations dedicated to assisting refugees who have arrived in Israel since the crisis in Darfur began.

During the course of the visit, the group will tour the Holocaust History Museum, guided by Dr. Robert Rozett, Director of the Yad Vashem Libraries, meet with Avner Shalev, Chairman of Yad Vashem, and hear the story of Sara Pechanac, daughter of Muslim Righteous Among the Nations from Sarajevo, who found refuge in Israel during the war there, converted to Judaism and today works at Yad Vashem.

Following are media arrangements for the visit:

15:30: Photo-Op in the Hall of Names, Holocaust History Museum: OPEN
15:45: Greeting by Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev: OPEN
16:00: Meeting with Sara Pechanac: OPEN

Media wishing to cover the visit are requested to coordinate with the Media Relations Department at 02 644 3410/1/2.

Information about the Hall of Names is available here.
For information about the Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem click here.