Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day Official Opening Ceremony Eve of Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at Yad Vashem
The official Opening Ceremony for Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day will take place on the Mount of Remembrance at Yad Vashem on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8pm in Jerusalem (1pm NYC, 10am Los Angeles) in Warsaw Ghetto Square.
The central theme for this year’s Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day is Defiance and Rebellion during the Holocaust: 70 Years Since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The ceremony will be broadcast live on Jewish Life Television (JLTV) with simultaneous English translation for the first time ever this year. It will last about one hour and a quarter.
For a full channel listing to tune into the broadcast please visit: http://www.jltv.tv/channels
JLTV streams live internationally at: http://www.jltv.tv/live
JLTV is available in all 50 states of the USA on DIRECTV, channel 366.
Israel’s President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak. Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate, will kindle the Memorial Torch. Aliza Vitis-Shomron will speak on behalf of the survivors. During the ceremony, Holocaust survivors will light six torches and their moving stories will be screened. The ceremony will be concluded with the traditional memorial prayers and Hatikvah, the national anthem of Israel.
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