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Italian Minister of Education and Research Francesco Profumo came to Yad Vashem on 4 September on a visit intended to strengthen the agreement that was signed last year by Israeli Minister of Education Gideon Sa'ar and the Italian Ministry of Education.


On Monday, August 27, 2012, Yad Vashem and the Netherlands signed an agreement whereby the government of the Netherlands will support the digitization of the files concerning the Dutch Righteous Among the Nations.


On 11 June, ten pieces of hateful graffiti in Hebrew were discovered in the open campus of Yad Vashem, a large part scrawled across the walls of the Warsaw Ghetto Square monument.


The National Society of French Railways (SNCF) signed an agreement with Yad Vashem on 23 May 2012 to increase research into the scope of deportations of Jews from France during the Holocaust.


Ambassador Jan Deboutte visited Israel last week in his capacity as ITF Chair.


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.


"Keeping The Memory Alive" - International Poster Competition 2012 has launched an official website in advance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January.


The President of South Sudan Salva Kiir visited Yad Vashem in December during an official trip to Israel.


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.


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.