22 July 2008
United States Senator Barack Obama will visit Yad Vashem tomorrow, July 23, 2008. He will be guided by Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev.
The Senator will tour the Holocaust History Museum, including the Hall of Names, participate in a wreath-laying ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, visit the Children’s Memorial, and sign the Yad Vashem Guest Book at the Janusz Korczak Square.
Media must arrive at the Hall of Remembrance by 10:00, with valid GPO card, and register with the Media Relations Department: 02 644 3410/2 or 050 200 7072.
The memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance will take place at 10:30 and is OPEN coverage.
The rest of the Senator’s visit is POOL coverage.
The POOL should arrive at Yad Vashem’s Visitor’s Center by 9:30.
Foreign Press TV: ZDF
Foreign Press Stills: Getty
Israel Press Stills: Yediot Achronot
Israel Press TV: Channel 10
Contact: Estee Yaari / Foreign Media Liaison / Yad Vashem