30 April 2008
Thousands of youth will participate in a variety of educational activities that the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem will be holding on Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day. The School’s activities will continue throughout the day, Thursday, May 1, 2008 and will culminate at the closing Ceremony for Youth Movements featuring Ninet Tayeb and with the participation of hundreds of youth.
Yosef v’Echad: Ethnic interpretations of traditional Holocaust memorial songs. The group will repeat their musical performance four times throughout the day.
Artwork Collage: Drawings by 1,500 elementary school children from across the spectrum of Israeli society will be displayed in the Family Square, opposite the International School for Holocaust Studies. Drawn following a course of study about the Holocaust, the 4-5th graders illustrated their feelings and thoughts via drawings.
“U’vacharta B’Chaim,” Photographic Exhibition. The exhibition is a tribute to survivors who volunteer to give testimony at the School. Each participant chose three photographs from his own personal album: a childhood photo (where possible), a photograph from the time of their immigration to Israel and one current photo, with their family in Israel.
“Us and the Holocaust” The exhibition includes graphic design posters by students at Shenkar College in Ramat Gan and ORT College in Jerusalem. The posters reflect a contemporary outlook as the graphic design students relate to the topic of the Holocaust.
Ceremony for youth movements with the participation of hundreds of youth and Holocaust survivors, addresses by Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev, Holocaust survivor Yisrael Aviram and a representative of the youth movements. With the participation of singer Ninet Tayeb, Nuri Koren of the Yad Vashem Project Muzika and the Youth Movement Choir, conducted by Adi Ron. Masters of Ceremony: Tom Avni and Eliana Bakier, held in conjunction with the Ministry of Education’s Youth and Social Administration-Valley of the Communities