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Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2014

Jews "On the Edge"

1944: Between Annihilation and Liberation

Program of Events at Yad Vashem

Sunday 27 April

Opening ceremony marking Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day
, in the presence of Israel’s President, Prime Minister, Speaker of the Knesset and Deputy President of the Supreme Court and with the participation of 2,500 Holocaust survivors, members of the Diplomatic Corps, IDF soldiers and youth — Warsaw Ghetto Square
Admission by personal invitation only

Following the opening ceremony, a study evening will be held for students, as well as participants in the "Masa Israel Journey" program, at the International School for Holocaust Studies.

"So that the Next Generations Will Know" – Between Memory and Identity in Israeli Discourse
. An evening of discussion and commemoration organized by the International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem in cooperation with the Tel Aviv Municipality and the Habimah Theater — "Habimartef," Habimah Theater, Tel Aviv
Open to the general public, free of charge. For further information, tel: 03-6295555

Monday 28 April

Throughout the day, the International School for Holocaust Studies will hold educational activities for groups, youth movement members and student councils.


Wreath-laying ceremony
with the participation of Israel’s President, Prime Minister, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, Supreme Court Justice, Chairman of the World Zionist Organization, Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Chief of the General Staff, Chief of Police, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Mayor of Jerusalem, representatives of survivor and fighter organizations and delegations from throughout the country — Warsaw Ghetto Square

10:30 – 12:30 
“Unto Every Person There is a Name”
Recitation of Holocaust victims’ names by members of the public — Hall of Remembrance

“Unto Every Person There is a Name”
Recitation of Holocaust victims’ names under the auspices of the Speaker of the Knesset — Knesset

Main memorial ceremony
Hall of Remembrance

Ceremony for youth movements
in the presence of Israel's Minister of Education, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education’s Youth Movement Council and Youth and Social Administration — Valley of the Communities

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Special evening of the “Generation to Generation-Bearers of the Holocaust and Heroism Legacy” organization
with the participation of Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev. The program will include a special screening in cooperation with Yad Vashem's Visual Center of the feature film When Day Breaks (directed by Goran Paskaljevic, Serbian with Hebrew subtitles), which was nominated for the Avner Shalev Yad Vashem Chairman's Award at the International Jerusalem Film Festival, 2013 — Tzavta Hall, Tel Aviv
For registration and details: or tel: 02-6443822

"Kaddish – I Am Here" Concert by Dr. Lawrence Segal, performed by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra — Henry Crowne Auditorium, Jerusalem Theater

To order tickets free of charge: 1-700-70-4000


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