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Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2007

Events

The Eve of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day
Sunday, April 15, 2007
20:00 The opening ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, in the presence of Acting President Dalia Itzik and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Warsaw Ghetto Square
Admission to the opening ceremony is by invitation only
Limited seating available. For invitations, call: 02-6443570/1

22:00 Symposium: “And You Shall Tell Your Children - The Story of the Shoah Between History and Remembrance,” with the participation of Prof. Yehuda Bauer, Rabbi Dr. Benny Lau, the poetess Agi Mishol, Ronal Fisher, Adv. and Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Avner Shalev, moderated by Ehud Graf, Auditorium
The symposium will be broadcast live on IDF Radio.

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, Monday, April 16, 2007
10:00 Siren
10:02 Wreath-laying ceremony with the participation of Israel’s Acting President, Prime Minister, Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Chief of the General Staff, Chief of Police, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Mayor of Jerusalem, public figures, representatives of survivor 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 Holocaust Victims’ names by members of the public, Hall of Remembrance
11:00 “Unto Every Person There Is A Name” - recitation of Holocaust victims’ names in the presence of the Speaker of the Knesset and public figures, Knesset
11:00-15:00 Special screening of Holocaust-related films, Visual Center
13:00 Main memorial ceremony, Hall of Remembrance
15:00 Memorial ceremony for Hungarian Jews murdered in the Holocaust, Valley of the Communities
16.00 Memorial ceremony for former members of the Jewish Resistance in France, Auditorium
17:30 Ceremony for youth movements with the participation of youth movements and hundreds of Holocaust survivors, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education’s Youth and Social Administration and Youth Movement Council, the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel, and the “Generation to Generation-Bearers of the Holocaust and Heroism Legacy” organization, Warsaw Ghetto Square
19:00 “Finding the Strength”: Gathering of the “Generation to Generation-Bearers of the Holocaust and Heroism Legacy” organization, Beit Wolyn, 10 Rehov Korazin, Givatayim
For details and registration: dorot_hemshech@walla.com, or tel: 02-6443415

Meetings with survivors, guided tours and creative workshops will be taking place throughout the day at the International School for Holocaust Studies. For details, call 02-6443441.
An exhibition of posters created by students will be displayed in the International School for Holocaust studies
The public is invited to visit the new exhibition “Spots of Light – To Be a Woman in the Holocaust” on display in the Exhibitions Pavilion.

Additional information
On Remembrance Day Eve, Sunday, April 15, 2007 Yad Vashem will be open to the public from 9:00 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, Monday, April 16, 2007 Yad Vashem will be open to the public from 8:00 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.

Concert - “In Memory”
Concert in cooperation with Yad Vashem, the Targ Music Center and Beit Terezin, with the participation of the Beit Terezin Ensemble. The concert will feature works by Viktor Ullmann, Gideon Klein, Ernest Bloch, Sasha Argov, Eden Partush and Yonatan Niv. Musical director: Dr. Dudu Sela
The concert will take place on Monday, 16 April 2007 at 16:00 in the Targ Music Center, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem
Entrance is free of charge; for more details, tel: 02-6414250

All events are open to the public