Friday, 27 January
The solemn ceremony on 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 and the Permanent Representative of Israel and the Dominican Republic to the United Nations (invited). The Under-Secretary-General will also launch the UN Holocaust Outreach Programme’s new study guide for children. Keynote remarks will be made by Professor Robert Krell (Canada), a child survivor and psychiatrist who is devoted to understapnding the problems of Holocaust survivor-families and their wellbeing. Students from New York City will perform songs from the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood’s production of “Sosua: Dare to Dance Together”, which is based on the true story of the emigration of Jewish refugees to the Dominican Republic.