Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2015

The Anguish of Liberation and the Return to Life: Seventy Years Since the End of WWII

Program of Events at Yad Vashem

The Eve of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
20:00

The State opening ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, in the presence of the President, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Knesset, and the President of the Supreme Court - Warsaw Ghetto Square
The ceremony will be broadcast live on television and the radio

Admission to the State opening ceremony is by invitation only

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, Thursday, 16 April 2015
10:00

Siren

10:02

Wreath-laying ceremony with the participation of the President and Prime Minister. Warsaw Ghetto Square

“Unto Every Person There Is A Name” – public recitation of Holocaust victims’ names:

11:00-12:45

In the Hall of Remembrance

11:00

At the Knesset, under the auspices of Speaker of the Knesset

13:00

Main memorial ceremony - Hall of Remembrance

17:30

Ceremony for youth movements, in the presence of the Ministry of Education’s Director-General, and in cooperation with the Education Ministry’s Youth and Social Administration and Youth Movement Council - Valley of the Communities.

Admission to the Youth Movements’ Ceremony is by invitation only.

"Behind-the-Scenes" – Activities for the General Public at Yad Vashem

For the first time, Yad Vashem will give the general public an opportunity to see Yad Vashem's work "behind-the-scenes." On Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, Yad Vashem will hold a series of gatherings for the general public with Yad Vashem experts, offering participants access to documents and artifacts that are not on display year-round.
The gatherings will be conducted in Hebrew. Further details (in Hebrew) »

Throughout the day, Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies will be running activities for educational groups. 

Additional Information

On Remembrance Day Eve, Wednesday, 15 April 2015, Yad Vashem will be open to the public until 12:00 only.
On Remembrance Day, Thursday, 16 April 2015, Yad Vashem will be open to the public until 20:00. The Holocaust History Museum, Visual Center and Children’s Memorial will open at 11:00.

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 and in the light railway car park. The shuttle service from Mt. Herzl to Yad Vashem and back will run all day.

Special events taking place in cooperation with Yad Vashem

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

20:00

Main memorial ceremony in cooperation with the Givatayim municipality, Beit Wolyn, Givatayim

21:30

"The Shoah in Cinema and David Perlov's Works: Between Personal Memory and Cinematic Expression” – With the participation of Mira and Yael Perlov. Moderator: Liat Ben Habib, Director of Yad Vashem Visual Center. Film excerpts from David Perlov's films and Holocaust-related films from his personal collection will be screened. In cooperation with the Tel Aviv municipality and Tel Aviv Cinematheque. Hall 1, Tel Aviv Cinematheque . Open to the public, free of charge. Registration and details: www.cinema.co.il 03-6060800, ext. #1

Thursday, 16 April 2015

18:30

Gathering of the “Generation to Generation—Bearers of the Holocaust and Heroism Legacy” organization
Shalom Aleichem House, Tel Aviv  
Registration: dorot.hahemshech@gmail.com or tel: 02-6443822

Exhibitions at Yad Vashem

"Children in the Holocaust – Stars without a Heaven"
The Exhibitions Pavilion

"Gathering the Fragments: Behind the Scenes of the Campaign to Rescue Personal Items from the Holocaust"
Library and Archives Building

“With Me Here are Six Million Accusers:  Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Eichmann Trial”
Auditorium Foyer

Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day
Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day
Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day
Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day