23 January 2017
On Thursday, 26 January 2017, Yad Vashem will host an event marking the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust for members of the diplomatic corps in Israel. International ambassadors and representatives from over 40 countries are scheduled to attend this event, including France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, the United States and Russia.
In the Yad Vashem Synagogue, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the audience followed by Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev. After the formal remarks, guests will be given a guided tour of "Stars Without a Heaven," an exhibition about children in the Holocaust currently on display at Yad Vashem's Exhibitions Pavilion. The event will conclude with a lecture by Dr. Haim Gertner, Director of the Yad Vashem Archives Division and Fred Hillman Chair for Holocaust Documentation, entitled "Visible Voices: Holocaust Testimonies and the Challenges of Meaningful Remembrance."
Press interested in attending this event must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +972-2-6443135 or 3410. Members of the press must arrive at Yad Vashem with valid GPO identification for security check starting at 14:45.