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Premier of North Rhine-Westphalia at Yad Vashem Tomorrow

Will sign declaration of intent to enhance cooperation on Holocaust remembrance and education

4 March 2014

Hannelore Kraft, Premier of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany will visit Yad Vashem tomorrow, March 5, 2014. She will visit the “I am my Brother’s Keeper: 50 years Honoring Righteous Among the Nations” exhibition, participate in a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, and visit the Children’s Memorial before signing the Yad Vashem Guest Book.

The Premier will then visit the Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies, where she will meet with Holocaust survivor Dr. Ehud Loeb, and sign a Joint Declaration of Intent, with Yad Vashem Director General Dorit Novak, for the further enhancement of cooperation, particularly in the field of education. For over a decade, educators from North Rhine-Westphalia have attended seminars at the International School for Holocaust Studies.

The entire visit is open to print media aside from the meeting with Dr. Loeb. There will be photo – ops in the Hall of Remembrance, signing of the Guest Book and signing of the agreement.

Print media who are interested in covering the visit should arrive at Yad Vashem by 10:15, with valid GPO card, and RSVP with the media relations department at 02 644 3410. Photographers and TV who are interested in covering the visit should arrive in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem by 10:50, with valid GPO card, and RSVP with the media relations department at 02 644 3410.