Due to the participation of Prime Minister Netanyahu in the Holocaust Art Museum event on January 27, 2015, the media arrangements have been changed. Please see below for the updated media arrangements.
Art Museum Exhibition 17:30-18:00: POOL
Synagogue 18:30-20:00: OPEN with valid GPO card and prior registration (arrival at 18:15 only)
Media who are interested in covering the Synagogue event, must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
or 02644 3135 or 3410, and arrive with valid GPO card at 18:15 (no earlier due to security reasons).
Tomorrow, January 27, 2015 a special event marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, 2015 and the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau will take place at Yad Vashem. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will participate in the opening of Yad Vashem's new art exhibit, entitled "The Anguish of Liberation as Reflected in Art, 1945-1947" in the Yad Vashem Museum of Holocaust Art. The evening will be held in conjunction with UNSCO, in the presence of members of the Diplomatic Corps as well as Thomas Geve, one of the survivor-artists. The display features some 30 pieces from the Yad Vashem Art Collection, produced at the time of liberation or in its immediate aftermath by 17 artists: 15 survivors, one liberator and one witness. These artworks depict the moment of liberation, as well as the devastation and loss the survivors found upon their return. Consequently, some works give voice to feelings of suffering and turmoil, while others relate to the artists’ newly found sense of freedom.
Following the event in the Museum of Holocaust Art, the diplomats will participate in a commemoration event at the Yad Vashem Synagogue, during which a live broadcast of Chairman Avner Shalev's keynote address before the UN General Assembly will be screened from New York. The diplomats will also be addressed by UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry Director and Dr. Iael Nidam Orvieto, Yad Vashem's International Institute for Holocaust Research. H.E. Mr. Henri Etoundi Essomba, Ambassador of Cameroon in Israel and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps will deliver the closing remarks. Representatives from various countries will be in attendance, including Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.