Held on the third night of Chanukah, this year’s event included remarks from Isaac Herzog, President of Israel, comments from Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany, Dr. Rolf Bösinger, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance in Germany, Christine Lambrecht, German Federal Minister of Justice, Meirav Cohen, Minister of Social Equality in Israel, Nachman Shai, Minister of Diaspora Affairs, and entertainers including Emmy-nominated actors, Jason Alexander, Tovah Feldshuh and Mayim Bialik, and musical performances from Barry Manilow, Steven Skybell and Jennifer Babiak, and the Maccabeats.
The virtual event also included memories from Holocaust survivors such as Ambassador Colette Avital, Charlotte Knobloch, Abe Foxman, Serge Klarsfeld, Holocaust envoys from the U.S., U.K. Canada, and Germany, leaders of Holocaust institutions including Dani Dayan, Chairman of Yad Vashem, and Sara J. Bloomfield, Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Jack Kliger, President and CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, and many more.
We are excited to invite you to the annual International Holocaust Survivors Night. Holocaust survivors from around the world – from Israel, the U.S., Germany, Russia, Canada and dozens of other countries – joined together in a digital, global gathering.
Please enjoy this truly international program honoring those who survived the atrocities of the Holocaust and emerged from the darkness into the light. Survivors and dignitaries from around the world offer Chanukah greetings, there is festive entertainment and the highlight is a livestream of the official menorah lighting ceremony at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Israel.