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Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day April 20-21, 2009

President Peres, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council Rabbi Lau to speak at opening event at Yad Vashem
Singer Achinoam Nini (Noa) and young violinists to perform

16 April 2009

The central theme for this year's Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day is Children in the Holocaust. The official opening ceremony will take place on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 20:00, at Warsaw Ghetto Square, Yad Vashem. It will be carried live on Channels 1, 2, 10, and 33 and on Kol Israel and Galei Zahal radio.

Yad Vashem will be closed to the public from 12 noon on April 20, and re-open on Tuesday, April 21 at 8:00 a.m.

Please see attached 3-page release for information on Holocaust Remembrance Day events and press accessibility.