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US Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides to Visit Yad Vashem Tomorrow, 2 December 2021

01 December 2021

Tomorrow, 2 December 2021, the Ambassador of the United States to Israel H.E. Mr. Thomas Nides will visit Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Ambassador Nides will tour the Holocaust History Museum and take part in a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, which will include the recitation of El Maleh Rahamim, the Jewish prayer for the souls of the martyrs, by Cantor Asher Heinowitz. Following the ceremony, Ambassador Nides will visit the Children’s Memorial and sign the Yad Vashem Guestbook. He will then proceed to the Archives, where he will be given a behind-the-scenes tour. A discussion between the Ambassador and Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan and Dr. Robert Rozett, Senior Historian of Yad Vashem's International Institute for Holocaust Research, will focus on Holocaust denial and antisemitism. The visit will conclude with a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony using a menorah from the Yad Vashem Artifacts Collection.

There will be photo-ops in the Hall of Names, at the memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, outside the Children’s Memorial and at the Hanukkah candle-lighting in the Administration Building – Conference Room. Media interested in covering the visit must RSVP to ricki.prince@yadvashem.org.il, and arrive at the Hall of Names with a valid GPO card and Green Pass, by 15:30.