On Thursday May 8, 2014, Yad Vashem will hold the official ceremony marking the 69th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany at the Monument to the Jewish Soldiers and Partisans. The ceremony will take place with the participation of Minister of Immigrant Absorption Sofa Landver.
Hundreds of Jewish World War II veterans of the Allied armies, the majority from the Former Soviet Union, will attend the ceremony, along with Jewish partisans, wounded soldiers from the war against the Nazis, underground fighters, volunteers from the Yishuv who fought in the British forces and veterans of the Jewish Brigade, as well as diplomatic representatives from the Allied countries.
The event will take place at 17:00 at the Memorial to the Jewish Soldiers and Partisans at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, and is open to the press. RSVP: +972 2 644 3410.
Mr. Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate
Prof. Emanuel Gutman, Representative of the Jewish Brigade
MK Sofa Landver, Minister of Immigrant Absorption
Wreaths will be laid by representatives of the Government of Israel, the Knesset, IDF, diplomatic representatives of the Allied countries, as well as representatives of fighter and partisan organizations. The Israeli Police Orchestra, conducted by Mikhail Gurevich and soloists, will participate in the event as will Lieutenant Colonel Shai Abramson, Chief Cantor of the IDF. MC: Menachem Perry.
The ceremony is being organized with the participation of the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, and partisan and veteran organizations.