Yoman Geva 270, 1962

Events Marking Ten Years of the Passing of Chaim Weizmann

1962
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Events commemorating ten years of the passing of the late Israeli President Chaim Weizmann are held this week. At the Weizmann Institute for Science, eight recipients are awarded with an honorary membership at the Institute, among them Nahum Goldmann, President of the World Jewish Congress, and Dr. Vera Weizmann, a scientists and widow of the late President Weizmann. Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and Education Minister Abba Eban deliver speeches. At a second ceremony near the Weizmann memorial site, President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi delivers a speech and lays a wreath on the grave, Dr. Vera Weizmann lays a wreath as well. A large crowd passes the grave of the late President Weizmann to pay respects, including Foreign Minister Golda Meir and Minister of Agriculture Moshe Dayan.

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