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Holocaust Remembrance Day in Jerusalem 2021

Ceremonies and commemorations will take place throughout Jerusalem on the eve of Holocaust Martyrs ‘and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, and on the Memorial Day itself. The eve of the Memorial Day will officially open with the State Opening Ceremony at Yad Vashem.

Holocaust Memorial Day Events 2021

The Eve of Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The State Opening Ceremony at Yad Vashem

In the presence of the President, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Knesset and the President of the Supreme CourtWarsaw Ghetto Square. Admission to the State Opening Ceremony is by invitation only

The ceremony will be broadcast live on television, radio and the Yad Vashem website.

8:00 pm, Warsaw Ghetto Square, Yad Vashem, Mount Herzl

More Info on Yad Vashem website

The Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day

Thursday, April 8, 2021 

Holocaust Remembrance Day Events at Yad Vashem

10:00 am – Siren

10:02 am – Wreath-laying ceremony at the Ghetto Heroes Monument.

11:00-12:45 am – “Unto Every Person There Is A Name” – Public recitation of Holocaust victims’ names at the Hall of Remembrance in Yad Vashem.

11:00-15:15 pm – “Behind the Scenes” – Activities for the general public on the Yad Vashem campus.

a series of gatherings with Yad Vashem experts will be on offer to the public, at which participants will have access to documents and artifacts that are not on display year-round.  Further details are available on the Yad Vashem website.

1:00 pm – Main memorial ceremony  at the Hall of Remembrance in Yad Vashem.

On Wednesday, 7 April 2021, Yad Vashem will be open to the public until 12:00 only.

On Thursday, 8 April 2021, Yad Vashem museum will be open to the public starting from 11:00. You’ll need to make a reservation online. The site will be open until 16:00 (last admission at 15:00).

Parking facilities are available on Mt. Herzl and in the light railway car park. The shuttle service from Mt. Herzl to Yad Vashem and back will run all day.

Photographs courtesy of Yad Vashem