“We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honour those who stood against it.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is Israel's official commemoration for the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust. Yom Hashoah is commemorated on 8 April this year.
On 9 November, FRA and Yad Vashem launched a new educational initiative called the Toolkit on the Holocaust and Human Rights Education in the EU.
Last week, Israel Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar, Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev and Bavarian State Minister of Education and Culture Dr. Ludwig Spaenle signed a cooperation agreement in the sphere of education between Israel and Bavaria.
The President of South Sudan Salva Kiir visited Yad Vashem in December during an official trip to Israel.
On 10 March 2013, Yad Vashem and the Elie Wiesel Institute signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen the cooperation between their respective institutions, including in the fields of Holocaust education, documentation, commemoration and research.
Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is Israel's official commemoration for the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust. Yom Hashoah is commemorated on 19 April this year.