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Remembrance

Holocaust Survivors in Israel:
60 Years Since the Establishment of the State

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day 2008

Program of Events at Yad Vashem

The Eve of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day
Wednesday, April 30th, 2008
20:00 The opening ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, in the presence of President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Speaker of the Knesset Dalia Itzik
Warsaw Ghetto Square
The ceremony will be broadcast live on television and the radio
Admission to the opening ceremony is by invitation only
22:00 Symposium in the Auditorium:
“Uvacharta Bachaim….”: Holocaust Survivors, the State of Israel and the Shaping of Remembrance
Participants:  Israel Aviram, Rabbi Dr. Chaim Burgansky, Hana Laszlo and Avner Shalev
Moderator: Ehud Graf
Guest performer: Aharon Raz’el
The symposium will be broadcast live on IDF Radio.

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day
Thursday, May 1st, 2008
10:00 Siren
10:02 Wreath-laying ceremony with the participation of the President, Prime Minister, Speaker of the Knesset, 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 and fighter 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 at the Knesset, in the presence of Speaker of the Knesset Dalia Itzik
13:00 Main memorial ceremony, Hall of Remembrance
15:00 Memorial ceremony commemorating the Hungarian Jews murdered in the Holocaust, Synagogue
16.00 Memorial ceremony for the Association of Veterans of the Jewish Resistance in France, Auditorium
17:30 Ceremony for youth movements in the presence of Education Minister Prof. Yuli Tamir, and with the participation of hundreds of youth movement members. The ceremony is taking place in cooperation with the Ministry of Education’s Youth and Social Administration and Youth Movement Council, Valley of the Communities

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

An exhibition of posters created by students will be on display in the International School for Holocaust Studies

Additional information

On Remembrance Day Eve, Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 Yad Vashem will be open to the public from 9:00 until 12:00 only.

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 1st, 2008 Yad Vashem will be open to the public from 8:00 until 20:00.

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 and back will be available to the public for all Remembrance Day events.

New exhibition in the Exhibitions Pavilion:
My Homeland - Holocaust Survivors in Israel