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500 Participants in Prime Ministerís Tourism Conference Visit Yad Vashem

Exclusive Preview of New Holocaust History Museum Given to Tour Operators, Representatives of Institutions, and Journalists

23 February 2004

 Over 500 foreign tour operators, representatives of institutions, and journalists visited Yad Vashem today. As participants in the Third Annual Prime Ministerís Conference for Tourism to Israel, they were given an exclusive tour of the building site of the new Holocaust History Museum, which will open in March 2005. The program was given in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Russian. Pictured are tour participants in the new Hall of Names (under construction), which memorializes each Jewish victim of the Holocaust.  (Photo: Isaac Harari) Over 500 foreign tour operators, representatives of institutions, and journalists visited Yad Vashem today. As participants in the Third Annual Prime Ministerís Conference for Tourism to Israel, they were given an exclusive tour of the building site of the new Holocaust History Museum, which will open in March 2005. The program was given in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Russian. Pictured are tour participants in the new Hall of Names (under construction), which memorializes each Jewish victim of the Holocaust. (Photo: Isaac Harari)

As a central part of the Third Annual Prime Ministerís Conference for Tourism to Israel, over 500 foreign tour operators, representatives of institutions, journalists, and others involved with tourism visited Yad Vashem today. They were given a special preview of the dramatic developments and events underway at Yad Vashem. The major event among these will be the opening of the new Holocaust History Museum in March 2005 - todayís visit included a presentation about the Museum and an exclusive tour of its building site. The tour was given in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Russian.

The Conference participants also learned about:

  • Global access to the database of Holocaust victimsí names (going online this June)
  • A major cantorial concert, featuring world-renowned cantors (June 9)
  • The International and Multi-Generational Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families (May 4-9 2005)

Improved facilities and amenities, including the new Visitors Center As Israelís second most-visited site, Yad Vashem is committed to meeting the evolving needs of organized groups and the individual visitor.