28 September 2016
Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, mourns the passing of the ninth President of Israel, Shimon Peres and offers its sincerest condolences to his family and all of the people of Israel.
Former President Peres was a dedicated supporter of teaching the legacy of the Shoah, so that the Jewish people - and all humanity - may have a brighter future. Shimon Peres worked tirelessly to further the causes of justice and peace for all humankind.
May his memory be a blessing.
Special Announcement to the Public:
Due to funeral preparations at the Mount Herzl Cemetery, Yad Vashem will be closed to the public starting Thursday 29 September 2016 at 17:00 and through Friday, 30 September 2016.