31 January 2005
German President Horst Kohler, accompanied by President Moshe Katzav, will visit Yad Vashem tomorrow, Tuesday, February 1, 2005, from 15:15 - 17:15. During the course of his visit, President Kohler will visit the Valley of the Communities, the Historical Museum, the Hall of Remembrance, the Children’s Memorial and the International School for Holocaust Studies.
Following are press arrangements for his visit:
15:15: Valley of the Communities -- POOL
15:45: Historical Museum - POOL (2 photo-op points)
16:25: Wreath-laying ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance -- OPEN
16:40: Signing of the Guest Book, exit to the Children’s Memorial -- OPEN
16:45: International School for Holocaust Studies; presentation of joint projects by Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev -- POOL
The President will not take questions during his visit to Yad Vashem.
Pool arrangements are as follows:
Stills: Jim Hollander - EPA 0546 301 182
Video: ARD (Shachar) 03 562 8995/054 4270021 (Museum and School)
ZDF (Marta) 050 562 4031 (Valley of Communities)
Journalists who wish to cover the President’s visit are requested to coordinate with the Media Relations Department at Yad Vashem 02 644 3410/1, or with Hagit Cohen, from Beit Hanassi 050 623 5555.