Holocaust Day events

Yad Vashem will be open to the public from 8 a.m until 7 p.m. 9:00 Ceremony honoring Jews who saved Jews, at the Scrolls of Fire memorial in Ya'ar Hakdushim [Martyrs' Forest] near Jerusalem 10:00 Siren 10:02 Wreath-laying ceremony, with the participation of the acting president, prime minister, chairman of the Jewish Agency, chief of IDF General Staff, Israel Police inspector-general, dean of the diplomatic corps, Jerusalem mayor, public figures, representatives of survivor organizations, school children and delegations from all over the country, at Warsaw Ghetto Square 10:30-12:30 "Unto Every Person There Is A Name": recitation of Holocaust victims' names by members of the public, at Hall of Remembrance 12:00 Pensioners rights group Ken Lazaken will hold an alternative ceremony to remember Israel's estimated 260,000 Holocaust survivors, one third of whom live in poverty, at the Rose Garden, opposite the Knesset 16:00 Concert, in cooperation with Yad Vashem, the Targ Music Center and Beit Terezin, with the participation of the Beit Terezin Ensemble and musical director Dr. Dudu Sela, at the Targ Music Center, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem. Entrance is free 17:30 Hundreds of youths and Holocaust survivors will join together to participate in the Ceremony for Youth Movements, at Yad Vashem. Within the framework of the day's central theme, "Bearing Witness," the youth movements will salute the contribution survivors have made to building and establishing the State of Israel 18:30 Meretz Youth protest to demand that the government grant asylum to refugees from the Darfur genocide, outside Interior Ministry in Jerusalem 19:00 "Finding the Strength": Gathering of the "Generation to Generation-Bearers of the Holocaust and Heroism Legacy" organization, at Beit Wolyn, 10 Rehov Korazin, Givatayim 20:00 Alternative ceremony in Haifa's City Hall auditorium in the Hadar neighborhood Meetings with survivors, guided tours and creative workshops will take place throughout the day at the International School for Holocaust Studies. For details, call (02) 644-3441.