The United Nations event marking the tenth anniversary of the UN-sanctioned International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, as well as the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, at the UN General Assembly, centered on the theme "Liberty, Life and the Legacy of the Holocaust Survivors," and included a keynote address from Avner Shalev, Chairman of Yad Vashem, (due to the change in schedule, Mr. Shalev was unable to remain in New York and his keynote was screened) remarks from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Israel's President Reuven Rivlin; Holocaust survivor Yona Laks; Red Army Liberator Boris Feldman, Denis G. Antoine, Vice-President of the sixty-ninth session of the UNGA delivered remarks on behalf of Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the 69th Session of the General Assembly, and Grammy award winner violinist Miri Ben-Ari performed. Charlotte Cohen, Holocaust Educational Trust Regional Ambassador and Youth Adviser to the United Kingdom Holocaust Commission, appointed by Prime Minister David Cameron, also took part.
Sunday to Thursday: 09:00-17:00
Fridays and Holiday eves: 09:00-14:00
Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.
Entrance to the Holocaust History Museum is not permitted for children under the age of 10. Babies in strollers or carriers will not be permitted to enter.