Israel Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day Death Did Not Kill Their Names: Yad Vashem’s Quest to Identify Holocaust Victims

Sixty years of painstaking research through interviews, pages of testimony, archives, tombstones and dedications on ritual objects by Yad Vashem have yielded the names of 4.2 million victims of the Holocaust.

Try to remember the name of your childhood friend. The neighbor's son who had a pretty older sister named Sara. The one you played ball with on Friday afternoons in the field down the street before your mother called you home to get cleaned up for Shabbat. You can still hear the sound of his laughter. His name evades you like the features on faces that fade from images in wartime photographs. He was deported...