Sunday, April 11, 2010

IDF: General Staff Honors Holocaust Victims at Yad Vashem

IDF General Staff Holds Special Day of Activities in Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem Museum

IDF Spokesperson April 11, 2010

The IDF General Staff, headed by the Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, is to hold a special day of activities, today, April 11th, 2010, in honor of Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Yad Vashem Museum.

The special commemoration day, which has become a tradition within the IDF, will be opened by the chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate, Mr. Avner Shalev and will focus on "Jewish communities during the Holocaust". Throughout the day, the General Staff members will hear lectures by different experts on the subject and will discuss the meaning of the term "community" in modern-day Israel.

The General Staff will also tour the Valley of Communities memorial, listen to survivors' testimonies and will hold an official memorial ceremony in the Museum's Bulgarian Garden . There, the IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, will deliver a speech and light the memorial torch.