Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem was already being planned in 1942
During the mass murder of Jews in Europe, one man had already a vision of a Holocaust memorial in the Holy Land.
The idea for Yad Vashem dates back to before the Holocaust became "the Holocaust" or the State of Israel was established. In the summer of 1942, Mordechai Shenhavi, a founder of the socialist-Zionist Hashomer Hatzair youth movement and a member of kibbutz Mishmar Ha'emek, dreamt up a national memorial site in Palestine for Jewish Holocaust victims.
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