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Educators and Historians to participate in events in Paris, London, Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam, Ghana, Cape Town, Geneva, Vienna, Auschwitz and Jerusalem

 

New exhibitions and educational material uploaded to www.yadvashem.org

(January 26, 2014 - Jerusalem) From Jerusalem to Paris, Ghana to Singapore, Yad Vashem educators, researchers and historians will be traveling throughout the world on Monday, January 27, for various events, lectures, seminars and ceremonies commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

Among the events to be held on International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem are a presentation of a Certificate of Recognition by UNESCO (26.1) marking the inclusion of the Pages of Testimony Memorial Collection in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. On Monday, January 27, the annual ceremony will be held in the Hall of Remembrance and Yad Vashem Auditorium commemorating the deportation of Italian Jews during the Shoah.  Also on Monday,  James Rawley, the United Nations DeputySpecial Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, along with heads of various UN agencies in Israelwill participate in memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, and visit the "I Am My Brother's Keeper – 50 Years of Honoring Righteous Among the Nations” exhibition.  Media who wish to cover the memorial ceremony should arrive in the Hall of Remembrance by 14:15.

On the Web

A great deal of new material is available on Yad Vashem’s website, including special new mini-sites, as well as new exhibitions, material for educators and more.  The Shoah new permanent exhibition in block 27, curated by Yad Vashem, at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum mini-site is now available in German and Spanish.  Among the new exhibitions is an in-depth look at the Valley of Communities, featuring rare footage of prewar Jewish life in Europe, testimonies, photos and information about the destruction of various communities, and a new Holocaust Education Video Toolbox featuring short presentation from experts on a variety of issues including teaching the Holocaust, everyday life in the Warsaw Ghetto and basic information about the Holocaust, as well as special new exhibition exploring the Yad Vashem artifacts collection A special new app has been launched with resources related to International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

Israel

On Sunday, January 26, Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev and Chief Historian Prof. Dina Porat will speak at the Israeli government cabinet meeting marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On Monday evening, in cooperation with the Yad Vashem Visual Center, Claude Lanzmann's new film "The Last of the Unjust" will premiere in 12 cities across Israel with the director attending the premiere at the Jerusalem Theatre.

Poland

On January 27, Shalev will be joining the Israeli delegation of some 60Members of Knesset, 6 ministers and 24 Holocaust survivors, guiding them through the New Permanent Exhibition SHOAH, curated by Yad Vashem, in Block 27 at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. He will then address the joint Israeli-Polish parliamentary “Reflections on Auschwitz: Remembering the past, looking to the future.”  

Elsewhere in Europe

Dr. Eyal Kaminka, Director of the International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem will lead a panel discussion, in Paris, on pedagogical research in Holocaust education at a conference sponsored by UNESCO. In Vienna, the United Nations Information Service will host the exhibition of the 16 top submissions of the "Keeping the Memory Alive – Journeys through the Holocaust" International Poster Design Competition. The competition, coordinated by Yad Vashem, has proven to be an effective vehicle for Holocaust remembrance and will take place in cooperation with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), London Jewish Cultural Centre, United Kingdom, European Shoah Legacy Institute, Czech Republic, 2014 Canadian IHRA Chairmanship and the Holocaust and UN Outreach Programme, and at the UN Commission of Human Rights in Geneva with Professor Dan Michman, Head of the International Institute for Holocaust Research.  In Liechtenstein Yad Vashem’s traveling exhibition: "With Me Here are Six Million Accusers - The Eichmann Trial in Jerusalem” will open at the National Museum of Liechtenstein.  Dr. David Silberklang, Senior Historian at the International Institute for Holocaust Research and Editor-in-Chief of Yad Vashem Studies will present a number of talks in London.    As part of Yad Vashem’s goal to gather all Holocaust related material and make it available to the public, Yad Vashem recently signed an agreement with San Marino that will allow Yad Vashem to copy material related to the Holocaust period in San Marino. In addition, Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies experts are meeting with educators in a number of countries.

Asia & Africa

Lectures and ceremonies will also be held in cooperation with the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam with Dr. Joel Zisenwine, Director of the Deportation Database Project; in Ghana with Nannie Beckman of the Righteous Among the Nations Department; in South Africa with Dr. Robert Rozett, Director of the Yad Vashem Libraries.

Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, was established in 1953. Located in Jerusalem, it is dedicated to Holocaust remembrance, documentation, research and education.www.yadvashem.org

 

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President Rivlin welcomed her and said, “You are a dear friend of Israel. We appreciate your strong stand on the world’s most important stage, in support of the security of the people and the State of Israel. With your support we see the beginning of a new era. Israel is no longer alone at the UN. Israel is no longer the UN’s punching bag.”

He continued, “When I spoke at the UN on Holocaust Memorial Day, I said that the UN must learn from the lessons of the past, and stand up against hatred and racism. I said it must end its obsession with targeting Israel. Progress has been made. Israel’s standing at the UN has improved. But sadly, we have a long way to go. Both in holding to account, public statements made by officials, and in supporting regulation to reduce the ridiculous number of discussions and resolutions against Israel. This is also true in the Human Rights Council - which has been hijacked as a weapon against Israel - and in UNESCO, where they seek to rub out the history of the Jewish people.”

The President thanked the Ambassador for her great contribution to the State of Israel, and said, “Ambassador Haley, as the representative the US - Israel’s greatest and strongest ally - we appreciate very much your support of Israel, and all you do to stand up for the values of freedom and democracy which we share. Welcome to Israel, welcome to Jerusalem.”

Ambassador Haley thanked the President for his warm welcome and said, “Thank you Mr. President for taking the time to meet with us, it is an absolute thrill to be here in Israel, I so much appreciate the support we have received from the people of Israel. But I feel somewhat guilty because all I did at the United Nations was tell the truth. I have never taken kindly to bullies, and the UN has bullied Israel for a very long time, and we are not going to let that happen anymore. It is a new day for Israel in the United Nations. We just got back from Geneva, talking about the Human Rights Council and hopefully it will be a new day at the Human Rights Council when it comes to Israel.”

She concluded by saying she was greatly looking forward to her visit to Israel and said, “I am looking forward to taking in the history, the beauty, the tradition, and all that comes with the magic of Israel. Thank you very much for having me it is a pleasure to be here.”

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