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Holocaust Remembrance Day in Jerusalem 2018

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 Remembrance Day in Jerusalem 2018 events will be updated as they become available

Holocaust Memorial Day Events 2017

The Eve of Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day

Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 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 Deputy President of the Supreme CourtWarsaw Ghetto Square.

The ceremony is handicapped accessible. For more information dial 02-6443819.

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

Admission to the State Opening Ceremony is by invitation only

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

A Poetry Evening at the Gerard Bechar Center

Project “remembering and singing on the eve of Holocaust Martyrs ‘and Heroes’ Remembrance Day” will held a poetry evening event concerning the memory of the holocaust by third generation of survivors, featuring singers such as Amir Benayon, Lea Shabbat, and other.

For tickets and more information, call 072-3281202

9:00 pm, Gerard Bechar Center, 11 Bezalel St, Jerusalem

Show& Discussion at the Khan Theatre

“Ezekiel”, a play based on illustrations by the accomplished artist Michael Kovner, will be shown at the Khan Theatre.

A post-show discussion will be led by director Roni Ninyo, featuring Prof. Ariel Hirschfeld, author Nava Semel, and Michael Kovner.

For tickets and more information, call 02-6718281

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

The Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day

Monday, April 24, 2017 –  27th of Nissan

Holocaust Remembrance Day Events at Yad Vashem

10:00 am: Siren

10:02 am: Wreath-laying ceremony with the participation of the President, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Knesset, and the Deputy President of the Supreme CourtWarsaw Ghetto Square.

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

11:00-14:30 pm: Behind the Scenes: Activities for the General Public on the Yad Vashem Campus – On Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, 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.

13:00 pm: Main memorial ceremony at the Hall of Remembrance

17:30 pm: Ceremony for Youth Movements with the participation of the Director-General of the Education Ministry, and in cooperation with the Education Ministry’s Youth and Social Administration and the Youth Movement CouncilValley of the Communities. Admission to the ceremony is by invitation only.

On Sunday, 23 April 2017, Yad Vashem will be open to the public until 12:00 only. On Monday, 24 April 2017, the Holocaust History Museum, Visual Center and Children’s Memorial will open at 9:00. Yad Vashem will be open to the public until 18:30.

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