The IDF (Zahal) General Staff will hold a special day of activities in honor of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day

Date: 11/04/2010, 7:48 PM    

On Sunday (Apr. 11), the IDF (Zahal) General Staff, headed by the Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, will hold a special day of activities in honor of the Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.

The special commemoration day, which has become a tradition within the IDF (Zahal), 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 hold an official memorial ceremony in the museum’s Bulgarian Garden. During this ceremony, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi will deliver a speech and light the traditional memorial torch.