20 January 2016
(Jerusalem, January 20, 2016) On Monday, January 25 at 11:30am a press conference will be held at the German Historical Museum in Berlin at which the new exhibition "Art from the Holocaust: 100 Works from the Yad Vashem Collection" will be unveiled to the international media.
The exhibition, which was jointly curated by Yad Vashem and the Bonn-based Foundation for Art and Culture, is the first-ever art exhibition of its size and stature that Yad Vashem has sent abroad. The exhibition will be on display from January 26- April 3, 2016.
At the press conference, remarks will be made by key figures from the participating organizations, including :
Prof. Dr. Alexander Koch, President of the German Historical Museum
Avner Shalev, Chairman of Yad Vashem
Eliad Moreh-Rosenberg, Director of the Yad Vashem Art Department and Co-Curator of the Exhibit
Prof. Dr. Walter Smerling, Chairman of the Foundation for Art and Culture and Co-Curator of the Exhibit
Kai Diekmann, Board Member of the Foundation for Art and Culture and Editor-in-Chief of the national daily BILD media partner
The exhibition will be inaugurated at the German Historical Museum on the evening of Monday, January 25, with the participation of Chancellor of Germany H.E. Angela Merkel, Avner Shalev, Prof. Dr. Alexander Koch and Kai Diekmann.
A selection of the artworks featured in the exhibition may be viewed on Yad Vashem's website.
For more information on the exhibition and to attend the press conference, please contact the Communications Division at Yad Vashem. Additionally, a press kit will be available for those interested after the press conference.
The exhibition is made possible through the sponsorship of Daimler AG and the Deutsche Bank AG. The catalogue accompanying the exhibition is published by the Wienand Verlag, Cologne.