PROGRAMME: Days of Tolerance in Europe, November 9-16, 2008

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Special memorial service on the occasion of the 70thanniversary of die Kristallnacht

Great Synagogue of Europe, Brussels, November 9, 2008

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Av Horachamin
Chazan Israel Muller

Welcome Address
Philippe Markiewicz
President of the Communauté Israélite de Bruxelles

Solemn Moment
Rabbi Albert Guigui
Chief Rabbi of Brussels

Address
Rabbi Arthur Schneier
Park East Synagogue, New York

Address
Rabbi Marc Schneier
The New York Synagogue, New York

Tears of Fire – A Symphonic Lament
Chazan Benjamin Muller

Address
Rabbi Israel Meir Lau
Chairman of the Council, Yad Vashem

Address
Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor
President of the European Jewish Congress, Co-Chairman of the European Council for Tolerance and Reconciliation

El Molei Rachamim & Kaddish
Chazan Benjamin Muller

SPECIAL EVENT PROMOTING TOLERANCE THROUGHOUT THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of die Kristallnacht and within the framework of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue and the International Day for Tolerance

European Parliament, Brussels, November 10, 2008
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Hans-Gert Pöttering
President of the European Parliament

Jean-Pierre Jouyet
Minister for European Affairs of the French Republic

Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor
President of the European Jewish Congress, Co-Chairman of the European Council for Tolerance and Reconciliation

Samuel Pisar
Author, Holocaust Survivor

Musical Interlude

Rabbi Israel Meir Lau
Chairman of the Council, Yad Vashem,
Holocaust Survivor

Address of José Manuel Durão Barroso (read by Ms. Meglena Kuneva, Member of the European Commission)
President of the European Commission

Sen. Lluís Maria de Puig i Olive
President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Aleksander Kwaśniewski
Chairman of the European Council for Tolerance and Reconciliation
Former President of Poland

DINNER ON PROMOTING TOLERANCE THROUGHOUT THE SPECIAL EVENT PROMOTING TOLERANCE THROUGHOUT THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of die Kristallnacht and the International Day for Tolerance

Le Plaza Theatre, Brussels, November, 10 2008
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Introductory Remarks
Lluís Maria de Puig i Olive
President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Musical Interlude
Polina Leschenko, piano, Alissa Margulis, violin,
Leonard Elschenbroich, cello

Joël Rubinfeld
President of the
Comité de Coordination des Organisantons Juives de Belgique

Yves Leterme
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium

Aleksander Kwaśniewski
Chairman of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation
Former President of Poland

Günter Verheugen
Vice-President of the European Commission

Jacques Barrot
Vice-President of the European Commission

Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor
President of the European Jewish Congress, Co-Chairman of the European Council for Tolerance and Reconciliation