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Programme Conference I

Stockholm International Forum Conference
on the Holocaust

- A Conference on Education, Remembrance and Research
Stockholm, Sweden, 26 - 28 January 2000

Wednesday 26 January

09.00 - 11.00 Presentations of Institutions and Museums representing the Task Force Countries
Chaired by:
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Mr. Bennett Freeman, Human Rights and Labor, US. Department of State

11.30 - 12.15 Visas for Life, ceremonial opening of an exhibition in honor of Raoul Wallenberg and other diplomats who rescued Jews from the Holocaust
State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jan Eliasson
Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Anna Lindh
Ambassador Per Anger
Ms. Kati Marton

12.30 Prime Minister’s luncheon for Heads of Delegation

Part one 14.30- 15.30 Ceremonial Opening of the Forum
Chief of Protocol, Ambassador Carl-Magnus Hyltenius
The conference opened by the recital of “Through the Silence”, a poem by Tana Ross and Noa Ain, performed by Tana Ross
Opening address by the Prime Minister of Sweden, Göran Persson
Speech by the Honorary Chairman, Elie Wiesel
Cultural performances: “Mond, so Gehst du Wieder Auf” by E. W. Korngold and E. Lothar performed by Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzosoprano and Janos Solyom, piano
“Immer in Mitten” by V. Ullman and H.G. Adler performed by Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzosoprano and Janos Solyom, piano
“Little Birch Tree” by V. Ullman and D. Einhorn performed by Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzosoprano and Janos Solyom, piano
“Piano Allegro Violente” by V. Ullman performed by Janos Solyom, piano
Speech by the Senior Academic Adviser to the Forum, Professor Yehuda Bauer
Messages by:
The Chancellor of Germany, Mr. Gerhard Schröder
The Prime Minister of Israel, Mr. Ehud Barak
The President of Poland, H.E. Aleksander Kwasniewski
The President of the Czech Republic, H.E.Vaclav Havel
Cultural Performance: “Fisherman´s Song” by A. Greenblatt performed by the Romeo & Juliet Choir
“Arvoles yoran por luvias” by E. Steinberg performed by the Romeo & Juliet Choir

Part two 16.00 -16.45 Ceremonial Opening, continued
Messages by:
The Prime Minister of France, Mr. Lionel Jospin
The Prime Minister of Italy, Mr. Massimo D´Alema
The UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Mr. Robin Cook
Video Message by the President of the United States, H.E. Bill Clinton

17.15 - 18.45 Panel I: “Holocaust Education –
Where are we going?”

Presentations by experts, political representatives and representatives of survivors:
Chair: Dr. Vera Faris King
Comments: Professor Yehuda Bauer
Panel: Dr. Dalia Ofer, Dr. William Schulman, Mr. Stephen Smith, Mr. Samuel Pisar, Mr. Ben Helfgott, Minister for Social and Diaspora Affairs, Michael Melchior, Deputy Secretary, US Department of the Treasury, Stuart E Eizenstat, Mr. Willi Lemke, Präsident der Kultusministerkonferenz

19.15 - 22.30 Official Buffet-reception at the City Hall followed by presentations and cultural performances ()
Presenter: Lord Janner of Braunstone
Opening remarks by Lord Janner of Braunstone
Cultural performance: “Requiem” by D. Popper performed by Anita Lasker Wallfisch, Raphael Wallfisch, Benjamin Wallfisch and Simon Wallfisch
Messages by:
The Prime Minister of The Netherlands, Mr. Wim Kok
The Prime Minister of Denmark, Mr. Poul Nyrup Rasmussen
The Prime Minister of Austria, Mr. Viktor Klima
Cultural performance: A passage from “The Man with the Pink Triangle”, H. Heger and “Night of Sleepless Love” by F.G. Lorca, performed by Rikard Wolf
Remarks by:
Mr. Edgar Bronfman, World Jewish Congress
Professor Eberhart Jäckel
Cultural performance: Traditional Roma music performed by the Lelo Nika Orchestra

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