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The Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority – established by the Knesset in 1953 - is a museum and research institution in Jerusalem that safeguards the memory of over six million Jews murdered by Nazi Germany and its allies during WWII.
The museum exhibits personal artifacts of Holocaust victims as well as survivor testimonies. It also commemorates the partisans who fought the Axis forces, and honors Righteous Gentiles – non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the war.
In addition to the museum and research facility, Yad Vashem houses an archive and the International School for Holocaust Studies. One of the institution’s central goals is to educate future generations about anti-Semitism, its roots and its destructive consequences. The central memorial at Yad Vashem is the Hall of Remembrance, where an eternal flame burns in memory of Nazi Germany’s victims.
Yad Vashem is also the site of a yearly commemoration ceremony that marks the anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
U.S. president uses trip to Yad Vashem to describe the Shoah as 'the most savage crime against God and his children,' and to laud the creation of the Jewish state
Trump will not tour the museum, but only attend a memorial ceremony in what is believed to be the shortest visit to the site by a prominent leader
U.S. president won't participate in the customary Yad Vashem tour because of short visit at museum
The two-day trip will include dinner with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a speech at the Israel Museum and a visit to Yad Vashem - as well as a meeting with Palestinian President Abbas in Bethlehem
Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy are on the president's agenda for his first trip abroad. In Israel, the two-day trip will include dinner with Netanyahu, a speech at the Israel Museum and a visit to Yad Vashem
Visit to the Holocaust memorial follows missteps in the president’s relationship with the Jewish world
A Haaretz reporter spent two days at the Yad Vashem remembrance center, where questions like ‘What happened on Kristallnacht?’ stumped plenty of high school students and soldiers
Isser Greber, 95, has devoted himself to commemorating not only the members of his family, but also the other residents of his hometown in Poland
The only way we can ever properly mourn the murdered Jews and conceive our loss is by remembering that they were neither saints nor heroes. Just people like us