Holocaust Remembrance Day 2013

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2013

The initiatives promoted by the Italian Embassy in Israel to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2013 culminated in a commemoration at Yad Vashem on Sunday, January 27 at 12:00. The ceremony included a video link with the simultaneous inauguration of the Shoa Memorial in Milan at “Binario 21” (Track 21), the shameful starting point at Central Railway station of Milangrome where trains used to leave to Auschwitz during the Nazi occupation of Italy (1943-45). The inauguration was attended by the Prime Minister of Italy, Mr. Mario Monti.

The Ceremony at the Yad Vashem auditorium was in the presence of the Ambassador of Italy in Israel Francesco Maria Talò, Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev and other distinguished representatives of Yad Vashem and the Italian community in Israel. The ceremony was broadcasted live on RAINEWS24 and Corriere Online in the auditorium of Yad Vashem, where the Italian Jewish community was gathered.

During the broadcast, the Italian translation of ‘To Bear Witness’, the catalogue of Yad Vashem, was presented in both Jerusalem and Milan.

Photo above by Yad Vashem

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