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United Nations Holocaust Memorial Ceremony
Date: 26 January 2017
17:00 - 19:00
Organization: UNOG
Location: Assembly Hall
Category: Commemoration

On the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, the United Nations Office at Geneva will host an official ceremony followed by a musical performance by the German Radio Orchestra, the Misgav Hagalil Choir, and the Bayreuth Zamir Choir.

During the ceremony, Mr. Elie Buzyn, 87 years old Holocaust survivor from Łódź, Poland, will give a keynote address. Mr. Buzyn lives in Paris, France, where he studied medicine and worked as an orthopedic surgeon. The French National Audio-Visual Institute has his testimony about surviving the ghetto and concentration camps, including Auschwitz.

Musical programme:

Guiseppe Verdi: La Forza del Destino (Overture)
Aria: Pace mio dio

John Williams: Theme from Schindler’s List

Issak Tavior: And I pleaded (Vaet Chanan)
Nachamu Ami, Kol Kore (last days to come)
Mount Sinai Oratorio (The Ten Commandments)

Guiseppe Verdi: Nabucco:
Va, pensiero, sull' ali dorate

The concert is being made possible with the generous support of the Delegation of the European Union; the Permanent Missions of Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America to the United Nations Office at Geneva, and with the support of Franconian Sängerbund, the Bayerischer Musikrat, Sparkasse Bayreuth, the City of Bayreuth, Neaclub Sevrier and private sponsors (Vishay, Reinigung Wild, Fa Nützel, Fa Heidler).

Full programme

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* * * * * IMPORTANT INFORMATION * * * * *

This PUBLIC event takes place at the Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall; Entry: Pregny Gate, Door 15. Please be seated by 4.45 p.m.

Those without a UN badge for Palais des Nations have to register by 24 January 2017 by email at the following address:

Pictures from the 2016 Ceremony (UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

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