04 May 2017
The President of the Federal Republic of Germany H.E. Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier will visit Yad Vashem on Sunday, 7 May 2017. The President's tour will include:
- The Museum of Holocaust Art (Official Photography Only)
- A ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance (Open Photography)
- The Children's Memorial
- Signing the Yad Vashem Guest Book (Open Photography)
- A behind-the-scenes tour of the Yad Vashem Archives (Official Photography Only)
There will be photo-ops in the Hall of Remembrance and at the signing of the Guest Book. Media interested in covering the visit must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, and arrive at the Hall of Remembrance with a valid GPO card, by 11:00.
Yad Vashem's Museum of Holocaust Art displays approximately 120 works of art created during or in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust. However, this is just a small portion of the world's largest collection of over 10,000 Holocaust-related art, of which 6,000 were created during the Holocaust itself. These items, displayed and stored at Yad Vashem, provide testimony to the atrocities of the Holocaust. Some of the artists whose works are exhibited include Felix Nussebaum, Charlotte Solomon, Bruno Schultz and Zinovii Tolkatchev
Yad Vashem's state-of-the-art Archives currently house 201 million of pages of documentation, photographs, and video, audio and written testimonies. Ongoing efforts, including the yearly scanning of some one million pages of documentation, have made much of the archival collections accessible to the public – thus exposing the wealth of information gathered by Yad Vashem to an ever-growing worldwide audience.