Holocaust Remembrance Day in Jerusalem 2019

Holocaust Remembrance Day in Jerusalem 2019 events will be updated as they become available. Meanwhile, you can check out last year’s events.

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 2018

The Eve of Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – 26th of Nissan

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

Yad Vashem sites will close at 12pm on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day

More Info on Yad Vashem website

Guided Tours at the National Library

The National Library is giving guided tours of a primary documents exhibition taken from Ghetto Vilna Certificate Collection and Abraham Sutzkever Archive. This is the story of Otzrot HaGolah project that was created with the intention of saving, after WWII, libraries and archives that had belonged to Jews. In addition, poems from Ghetto Lodz and Ghetto Vilna, which are found in the library’s music collection, will be displayed.

6:00 pm, April 11-12

Show& Discussion at the Khan Theatre

“Is That a Man” is an emotional monologue performed by actor Nir Ron. The monologue is an adaptation to Primo Levy’s famous book that describes his experiences during the holocaust.  The show runs for 1 hour (no intermission).

For tickets and more information, call Tel. 02-6303600

6:45 pm & 8:30 pm, Khan Theatre, 2 David Remez St, Jerusalem

The Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day

Thursday, April 12, 2018 –  27th of Nissan

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.

11:00-14:30 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.

17:30 pm – Ceremony for Youth Movements at the Valley of the Communities. Admission to the ceremony is by invitation only.

On Wednesday, 11 April 2018, Yad Vashem will be open to the public until 12:00 only.

On Thursday, 12 April 2018, Yad Vashem will be open to the public until 20:00 (entrance to the Holocaust History Museum until 19:00). The Holocaust History Museum will open at 9:00. The Visual Center and Children’s Memorial will open at 11:00.

Private vehicles will not be admitted to Yad Vashem on Wednesday, 11 April or Thursday, 12 April.

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.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Events at Safra Square

The Jerusalem Municipality will hold a memorial ceremony at Safra Square, which will be led by 12th graders sharing their experiences from their journey to Poland in the presence of Holocaust survivors living in Jerusalem.

08:15 am, Safra Square, Jerusalem  

Photographs courtesy of Yad Vashem