Over 500, mostly young people, sit spellbound as Holocaust survivors and War veterans recount their personal experiences describing the horrors they witnessed during World War II. They bear witness that the events disclosed through the Anne Frank Exhibition in Jerusalem truly occurred and how vital it is for each of us not to remain silent when Holocaust deniers speak out.
Every year this commemoration provides an extraordinary opportunity for people of all ages, nations, and faiths to learn firsthand about the atrocities that took place. It also serves as a platform for Israeli officials, members of foreign governments, representatives of all faiths, and International dignitaries to express their justified concern for the future. The commemorations include a visit to the original Chamber of the Holocaust located on Mt. Zion. The ceremony itself includes the lowering of the Israeli flag, lighting of the eternal flame, and the sounding of a shofar which is followed by one minute of silence. Traditional prayers, psalms, and poems are then recited..Six candles are lit representing the 6.000.000 million Jews that were murdered. Wreaths are also placed by representatives from all walks of life.
This year’s commemoration will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 19:00 hours on mount Zion, opposite the entrance to the tomb of King David in the Old and Historic City of Jerusalem.
The general public is invited free of charge!
For more information and group reservations please contact: The Anne Frank Exhibition Jerusalem