05 May 2016
(5 May 2016, Jerusalem) On Sunday, 8 May 2016, Yad Vashem will hold the Official State Ceremony Marking the Allied Victory over Nazi Germany at the Monument to the Jewish Soldiers and Partisans on the Mount of Remembrance, Jerusalem. The ceremony will take place with the participation of Minister of Immigrant and Absorption and Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage, Zeev Elkin.
Hundreds of Jewish World War II veterans of the Allied armies, the majority from the Former Soviet Union, will attend the ceremony, along with Jewish partisans, wounded soldiers from the war against the Nazis, underground fighters, volunteers from the Yishuv who fought in the British forces and veterans of the Jewish Brigade, as well as diplomatic representatives from the Allied countries.
The event will take place at 15:00 at the Memorial to the Jewish Soldiers and Partisans at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, and is open to the press. RSVP: +972 2 644 3412.
Zeev Elkin, Minister of Immigrant and Absorption & Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage
Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Directorate, Yad Vashem
Tali Ploskov, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset
Baruch Shub, Chairman, Organization of Partisans, Underground Fighters and Ghetto Rebels in Israel
Ephraim Paperno, President, Organization of Soldiers and Partisans – Disabled Veterans of the Nazi War
Wreaths will be laid by Minister Elkin, MK Ploskov and representatives of the IDF, the Allied countries and fighter and partisan organizations. The Israeli Police Orchestra, conducted by Mikhail Gurevich and soloists, will participate in the event, as will Cantor Lipa Glanz. MC: Menachem Perry.