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Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2005

Program of Events at Yad Vashem

The Eve of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, Wednesday, May 4, 2005
20:00 The opening ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, in the presence of President Moshe Katsav, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin.
Warsaw Ghetto Square
Admission to the opening ceremony is by invitation only
22:00 Symposium: “Repercussions of Identity – Personal and Collective Memory” with the participation of Malka Adler, Dr. Eli Ben Gal, Orna Ben Dor, Rabbi Dr. Benny Lau, Dr. Ma’oz Azrihu and Avner Shalev.
Moderator: Immanuel Halperin, Auditorium

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, Monday, Thursday, May 5, 2005
10:00 Siren
10:02 Wreath-laying ceremony with the participation of the President, the Speaker of the Knesset, the President of the Supreme Court, the Chairman of the Jewish Agency, the Chief of the General Staff, the Chief of Police, the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, the Mayor of Jerusalem, public figures, survivors’ organizations, school children and delegations from all over the country, Warsaw Ghetto Square
10:30-12:30 “Unto Every Person There is a Name” - recitation of names of Holocaust victims by members of the public, Hall of Remembrance, and from 11:00 at the Knesset, under the auspices of Speaker of the Knesset, Reuven Rivlin MK
13:00 Main memorial ceremony, Hall of Remembrance
14.00 “Letter from Warsaw” – concert performed by the Israel National Opera, Auditorium
16:00 Memorial ceremony for former members of the Jewish Resistance in France, Auditorium
17:30 Ceremony for youth movements - in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport’s Official Ceremonies Department, Youth and Social Administration and Youth Movement Council, Valley of the Communities

Meetings with survivors, multimedia workshops, guided tours and creative workshops will be taking place throughout the day at the International School for Holocaust Studies. For details, please call 02-6443631/441/630

For details about concerts taking place in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Carmiel to mark Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, please call 02-6443574.

Additional information

On Remembrance Day Eve, Wednesday, May 4, 2005 Yad Vashem will be open to the public from 09:00 until 12:00.
At 17:30, invitees to the opening ceremony will be admitted to the site.
At 21.30, the site will be opened to those wishing to attend the symposium.

On Remembrance Day, Thursday, May 5, 2005 admission to the wreath-laying ceremony will be from 8:00. The museums will open at 10:30. Yad Vashem will be open to the public until 19:00.

Private vehicles will not be admitted to Yad Vashem on Remembrance Day Eve or on Remembrance Day itself.
Parking facilities are available on Mt. Herzl.
Transportation from Mt. Herzl to Yad Vashem will be available to the public for all Remembrance Day events.

All events are open to the public.

Concerts for Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day
Marking 60 Years Since the End of World War II

Works by composers who were murdered in Theresienstadt, performed by the New Haifa Sympony Orchestra:

Scherzo Triste, Opus 5 – Pavel Haas
Symphony in D Major – Viktor Ullman
“Can Heaven Be Void” – Ella Milch-Sheriff, based on the diary of her late father

Conductor: Israel Yinon
Soprano: Dafna Cohen-Licht
MC: Alex Anski

Wednesday, 4 April, 2005 at 21:00
at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center
Admission Free
For reservations, call tel: 03-6927777

Israel Premiere!!!
“Letter to Warsaw”
New work based on cabaret songs written in the Warsaw ghetto
and in Majdanek, by poetess/singer Pola Braun

Composer: Thomas Pasatieri
Conductor: Tamir Chasson
Soprano: Sharon Dvorin
with the participation of an ensemble from the Israel Chamber Orchestra

Thursday, 5 May 2005, at 14:00
in the Yad Vashem Auditorium, Har Hazikaron, Jerusalem

Admission Free

Details at tel: 02-6443575

“Oratorio Terezin” created by Ruth Fazal, incorporating poetry written by children in Theresienstadt
performed by the Israel Chamber Orchestra and the Bat Kol Girls Choir with members from the New Streams Children’s Choir of Canada, the Bratislava Boys Choir, and the Ma’ayan Choir with members of the Slovak Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Conductor: Kirk Trevor
Soloists: Huw Priday, Teresa Gomez, Nathaniel Watson

Thursday, 5 May 2005 at 20:00, Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv
Tickets: Castel – 03-6045000 or *5000 from Bezeq

Friday, 6 May 2005 at 13:00, Jerusalem Theatre
Tickets: Klaim – 02-6222333, Bimot – 02-6237000, Box Office – 02-5605755

Saturday night, 7 May 2005 at 21:00, Karmiel Cultural Center
Tickets: Anat Hafatzot – 052-3719578, Box Office – 04-9881111

Free tickets for Holocaust survivors - registration at Beit Terezin:
Tel: 04-6369515, Fax: 04-6369793,

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