Program of Events at Yad Vashem

Program of Events at Yad Vashem

The Eve of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, Wednesday, 18/04/ 2012
20:00 The opening ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, in the presence of President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Speaker of the Knesset Reuven Rivlin, and President of the Supreme Court Asher Grunis, and with the participation of 2500 Holocaust survivors, public figures and youth, Warsaw Ghetto Square.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on television and the radio.
Admission to the opening ceremony is by invitation only.
Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, Thursday, 19/04/ 2012
10:00 Siren
10:02 Wreath-laying ceremony with the participation of the President, Prime Minister, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, President of the Supreme Court, Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Chairman of the World Zionist Organization, 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 all over the country and from abroad, 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
11:00 “Unto Every Person There Is A Name” – recitation of Holocaust victims’ names at the Knesset, under the auspices of Speaker of the Knesset Reuven Rivlin
13:00 Main memorial ceremony, Hall of Remembrance
13:30 Memorial ceremony for the Association of Hungarian Jews in Israel, Synagogue
17:30 Ceremony for youth movements, in the presence of the Minister of Education, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education’s Youth and Social Administration and Youth Movement Council, Valley of the Communities

From 10:30: The Visual Center at Yad Vashem, where testimonies and Holocaust-related films can be researched and viewed at personal computer stations, will be open to the public

From 11:00: “Gathering the Fragments” – Collection of personal Holocaust-related items from the public in the VIP Pavilion, Warsaw Ghetto Square

Activities Run by the International School for Holocaust Studies

Wednesday, 18 April 2012
20:00 – Memorial ceremony in cooperation with the Givatayim municipality – Beit Wolyn, 10 Corazin St., Givatayim

Thursday, 19 April 2012
Throughout the day, the school will be running educational activities for groups from Israel and abroad, including meetings with survivors, tours, plays, creative workshops, and theater and musical performances.
For more details: Tel 02-6443773 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 02-6443773 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Additional information

On Remembrance Day Eve, Wednesday, 18 April 2012, Yad Vashem will be open to the public until 12:00 only.
At 17:30, invitees to the opening ceremony will be admitted to the site.
On Remembrance Day, Thursday, 19 April 2012, Yad Vashem will be open to the public from 8:00 until 20:00.
Private vehicles will not be admitted to Yad Vashem on Remembrance Day Eve or on Remembrance Day itself.
Parking facilities are available on Mt. Herzl.
Transportation from Mt. Herzl to Yad Vashem and back will be available to the public for all Remembrance Day events.

Exhibitions at Yad Vashem

Last Portrait
Painting for Posterity
New Exhibition in the Exhibitions Pavilion

“With Me Here Are Six Million Accusers”
50 Years Since the Eichmann Trial in Jerusalem
Auditorium Foyer

Special events taking place in cooperation with Yad Vashem:

Thursday, 19 April 2012
Screening of the film “In Search of Lost Memories”
(Russ. & Heb., Eng. subtitles), a behind-the-scenes look at Yad Vashem’s Shoah Victims’ Names Recovery Project in the Former Soviet Union. Following the screening, a discussion will take place with Boris Maftsir, the film’s director and Manager of Yad Vashem’s Shoah Victims’ Names Recovery Project in the FSU
Jerusalem Cinematheque, Hall 3
Admission free

Assembly of the
“Generation to Generation—Bearers of the Holocaust and Heroism Legacy” organization
Tzavta Hall, Tel Aviv
Registration: [email protected] or tel: 02-6443822 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 02-6443822 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Premiere of the film “In Darkness”,
nominated for an Oscar in the Foreign Film category, Director: Agnieszka Holland, in cooperation with the Yad Vashem Visual Center and Lev Cinemas
Lev-Dizengoff Cinema, Tel Aviv