UN Holocaust Memorial Ceremony - International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust
27 Jan 2016 - Event hosted by Ms. Cristina Gallach, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information. Speakers include United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; H. E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the seventieth session of the General Assembly; H.E. Mr. Danny Danon, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations; H.E. Ms. Samantha Power, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations and H.E. Mr. Felix Klein, Special Representative for relations with Jewish Organizations, issues relating to Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Remembrance (Germany). In addition, Mr. Szabolcs Takács, the Chair of the Holocaust Remembrance Alliance will make a statement. Ms. Barbara Winton will open a video tribute to her father, Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 children from the Holocaust on the Czech Kindertransport. Mrs. Beate Klarsfeld (Germany) will be keynote speaker. Personal testimony will be delivered by Jewish survivor Mr. Haim Roet and by Mr. Zoni Weisz, a Sinto survivor. The Holocaust memorial prayers will be recited by cantor Gideon Zelermyer. He will perform with Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue Choir from Montreal (Canada). The event will conclude with a performance by the United States Military Academy at West Point Jewish Chapel Choir.