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Remembrance

Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2011

Fragments of Memory: The Faces behind the Documents, Artifacts and Photographs

Program of Events at Yad Vashem

The Eve of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day Sunday, 1 May 2011
20:00 The opening ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, in the presence of President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Speaker of the Knesset Reuven Rivlin, and President of the Supreme Court Dorit Beinisch, and with the participation of 2500 Holocaust survivors, public figures and youth, Warsaw Ghetto Square
The ceremony will be broadcast live on television and the radio
Admission to the opening ceremony is by invitation only


Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, Monday, 2 May 2011
10:00 Siren
10:02 Wreath-laying ceremony with the participation of the President, Prime Minister, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, President of the Supreme Court, 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 and from abroad, 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, under the auspices of the Speaker of the Knesset Reuven Rivlin
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 cooperation with the Ministry of Education’s Youth and Social Administration and Youth Movement Council, in the presence of the Minister of Education and with the participation of hundreds of youth movement members, Valley of the Communities

 

Activities Run by the International School for Holocaust Studies

Sunday, 1 May 2011
20:00 – Memorial ceremony in cooperation with the Givatayim municipality – Beit Wolyn, 10 Corazin St., Givatayim

Monday, 2 May 2011
Throughout the day, the International School for Holocaust Studies will be running activities, including meetings with survivors, at schools, absorption centers and community centers all over the country for groups from Israel and abroad.
The Visual Center at Yad Vashem, where Holocaust-related films can be researched and viewed at personal computer stations, will be open to the public from 10:30.

Additional information

On Remembrance Day Eve, Sunday, 1 May 2011, 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.
On Remembrance Day, Monday, 2 May 2011, 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 and back will be available to the public for all Remembrance Day events.

Exhibitions at Yad Vashem

Virtues of Memory
Six Decades of Holocaust Survivors’ Creativity
Exhibitions Pavilion

“With Me Here Are Six Million Accusers”
Auditorium Foyer

Special events taking place in cooperation with Yad Vashem:

Monday, 2 May 2011
18:30     Assembly of the “Generation to Generation—Bearers of the Holocaust and   Heroism Legacy” organization
Beit Wolyn, 10 Corazin St., Givatayim         
Registration: dorot.hahemshech@gmail.com or tel: 02-6443822

19:00     Premiere of the recently restored “Memories of the Eichmann Trial”,
                Director: David Perlov
Jerusalem Theater, 20 Marcus St., Jerusalem
Tickets: 02-5605755