Yom Hashoah Ceremonies 5781 in Beit Shemesh and Israel
Wed, Apr 07 2021, 11:00 AM

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Ceremonies and events for Yom Hashoah 5771 in Beit Shemesh and Israel. Local events in Beit Shemesh attached below.

Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day will open tonight (Wednesday), April 7, 2021, and will end on Thursday evening, April 8, 2021. This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day will mark "the Last Jewish Eitness - Eighty Years since the Beginning of Mass Extermination."


The main event of Holocaust Remembrance Day is the opening ceremony to be held at Yad Vashem tonight at 8:00 PM, in the presence of President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with the representative of the Holocaust survivors, Rosa Bloch speaking. The torchbearers will be Shmuel Naar, Zehava Galal, Yossi Chen, Halina Friedman, Sara Fishman and Mania Begonov.


Tomorrow, at 10:00 a.m., a siren will be sounded in memory of the six million victims.


At 11:00 am , the  "Everyone has a Name" ceremony will be held at the Knesset, where heads of state, ministers and Knesset members will read the names of their families who perished in the Holocaust.


At 15:00 there will be a virtual life parade. Due to the Corona crisis, no physical journey was possible on the extermination route between the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps. Therefore, the organization of the Life Parade decided to hold the event virtually, where the participants will be photographed and digitally placed in the original parade route between the camps. The marchers of the virtual parade will be headed by President Reuven Rivlin. He will be joined by Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon, Jewish Agency Chairman Yitzhak Herzog, JNF Chairman Avraham Duvdevani, and many others. 

As a tribute to "Angels in White" in the Holocaust, medical teams from Soroka, Ichilov, Sheba, Shaare Zedek and MDA, ZAKA and Ezer Mitzion, the doctors who are at the forefront of the struggle in Corona, including Prof. Idit Matot, will take part in the virtual parade this year. including Prof. Galia Rahav and Prof. Nachman Ash and Chairman of the Israel Medical Association, Prof. Zion Hagai.  This includes dozens of doctors and nurses, paramedics and rescue workers, officers and soldiers from the Medical Corps and the Home Front Command, MDA Director General Eli Bin, and Haim Freund, CEO of Ezer Mitzion, who will march with his mother, Tzipora Freund, a Holocaust survivor.


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At 16:45, the closing ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day events will begin at the Ghetto Fighters' Museum, marked "Last Offspring" - Holocaust survivors who remained last of their families and fell to the defense of the country.


At 5:00 PM, an assembly of youth movements will be held in the Valley of the Communities at Yad Vashem.


Assemblies and ceremonies will also be held in the various cities and community centers.

See below for local Beit Shemesh events.

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7 אפר׳ 2021, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Come hear Survivor Mrs. Binah Kamilar Speak about Spiritual Resistance (in Hebrew)
8 Apr 2021, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Join us, together we will stand with the survivors during the siren.
8 Apr 2021, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The RBS youth groups in cooperation with Matnas Gvanim invite all Beit Shemesh youth to an evening of testimony and remembrance.
7 Apr 2021, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Municipal Ceremony in honor of Yom HaShoah will take place in Eshkol Payis

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