Ceremonies and commemorations will take place throughout Jerusalem on the eve of Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day, and on Memorial Day itself. The eve of Memorial Day will officially open with the State Opening Ceremony at Yad Vashem.
Holocaust Memorial Day Events 2022
The Eve of Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day
Wednesday, 27 April20:00 State Opening Ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day in the presence of Israel’s President, Prime Minister, Speaker of the Knesset and President of the Supreme Court, and with the participation of 2,600 Holocaust survivors, State officials, IDF soldiers and youth.
The ceremony will take place in Warsaw Ghetto Square
The ceremony will be broadcast on Israel’s television and radio channels, and in six languages on Yad Vashem’s websites, in seven languages on Yad Vashem’s youtube channels, and on Yad Vashem’s English and Hebrew Facebook pages.
Entrance to the State Opening Ceremony is by invitation only
The Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day
Thursday, 28 April10:00 Siren
10:02 Wreath-laying ceremony with the participation of Israel’s President, Prime Minister, Speaker of the Knesset, President of the Supreme Court, representatives of survivor and fighter organizations and delegations from throughout the country—Warsaw Ghetto Square
11:00–12:45 “Unto Every Person There is a Name” Recitation of Holocaust victims’ names by members of the public—Hall of Remembrance
11:00-13:45 Behind the Scenes The public is invited to a series of lectures and meetings at which Yad Vashem experts will present Holocaust-related documents, works of art and artifacts, and discuss the challenges of preserving Holocaust memory.
Conducted in Hebrew. Participation is free of charge.
13:00 Main memorial ceremony—Hall of Remembrance
13:15 Guided tours of the Holocaust History Museum for the general public The tours will be given in Hebrew and English. Participation conditional on prior registration >>
17:30 Ceremony for youth movements in the presence of Israel Minister of Education, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education’s Youth and Social Administration and the Youth Movement Council—Valley of the Communities Admission by personal invitation only