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Yad Vashem YouTube Channel in Farsi to be Launched January 23

In advance of Holocaust Remembrance Day

19 January 2011

Yad Vashem will launch a YouTube Channel in Farsi, as well as an expanded version of its Farsi website on January 23, 2011. An event marking the launch, in advance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day will take place at the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem at 12:00 on January 23.

The event, in English, Hebrew and Farsi is open to the press. Avner Shalev, Chairman of Yad Vashem, Prof. David Yerushalmi, of the Center for Iranian Studies, Tel Aviv University, Prof. Yossi Matias, Director of Israel R&D Center, Google, and Yaacov (Jacki) Handeli, a survivor of Auschwitz will speak at the event.

Media interested in attending are requested to RSVP at: 02 644 3410/2, media.relations@yadvashem.org.il

The Farsi channel joins Yad Vashem’s other YouTube Channels in English, Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, and Spanish.

The YouTube Channel and expanded Farsi website were made possible with the generous support of Greg Rosshandler and family, Australia.