January 6, 2012

FRIDAY 27 January 2012: Holocaust Memorial Ceremony


FRIDAY 27 January 2012: Holocaust Memorial Ceremony, UN General Assembly Hall, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The solemn memorial ceremony under the theme “Children and the Holocaust” will include a video message by the UN Secretary-General, and statements by the President of the General Assembly, the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations and the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations. The UN Holocaust Programme’s new study guide for children will be also featured. Keynote remarks will be made by Professor Robert Krell (Canada), a child survivor and psychiatrist. Students from the Bronx, Harlem and Washington Heights will perform songs from the musical theatre production “Sosua: Dare to Dance Together” which is based on the true story of the emigration of Jewish refugees to the Dominican Republic.

To register, please RSVP to holocaustremembrance@un.org by 20 January 2012