Wristwatch and compass that allegedly helped him escape the Russians in 1945 were part of the collection; Swedish ‘passport’ signed by fellow Righteous Among the Nations, Raoul Wallenberg, was also up for sale
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.
A grove planted in honor of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese diplomat who helped save thousands of Jews during World War II, was destroyed to build a residential neighborhood in Beit Shemesh
Two men – one a diplomat from El Salvador, the other a Romanian-Jewish businessman – hatched a plan that kept many Jews out of Auschwitz, yet their story is only known today thanks to a Central American beauty pageant in the 1970s
In her new research, historian Havi Dreifuss plays down some old myths and uncovers the gallantry of everyday Jews who suffered the Nazis’ barbarism
The Centre for Islamic Understanding in Golders Green reportedly abandoned plan to honor Muslims who saved Jews during the Holocaust after some protesters marked the event’s links with Yad Vashem
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Polish leaders consciously chose to commemorate the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto. Astonishingly, Israeli scholars call that 'suspicious,' 'politically prejudiced' and a 'historical distortion'
Government-appointed historians are examining documents at Yad Vashem, including from Eichmann's trial
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Four of Poland's most prominent historians query Daniel Blatman's wild attack on Yad Vashem and accepting the Polish government's invitation to head the Warsaw Ghetto Museum - a pernicious project seeking to whitewash WWII history
Rotem served as liaison between bunkers and the Aryan side. After the revolt, he commanded a team that extracted fighters from the burning ghetto through the sewage system. 70 years after the uprising, he received an award from the president of Poland
The Norwegian resistance didn’t warn the Jews about their deportation to Auschwitz and smuggled Jews to Sweden for money, according to a journalist’s research
After redefining 'Jew' and 'anti-Semitism' to fit his political objectives, Israel's PM is now rewriting the Holocaust, whitewashing Polish and Hungarian involvement in the murder of Jews to cement his political alliances
Even before it opens, the museum is splitting the Jewish community, riling historians and keeping diplomats busy, despite the fact that Orban’s government recognizes ‘the responsibility of the Hungarian state’ in the Shoah
Official Israel plans to lay out a red carpet next week for Italian Deputy PM Matteo Salvini, an ardent admirer of fascism and Mussolini
To tie in with its U.S. rerelease, experts look back on the influence of Steven Spielberg's film and question whether it would enjoy the same critical and commercial success nowadays
More than a quarter of respondents say Jews have too much influence in business and finance, while over a third say they have no substantial knowledge of the Holocaust
Elizabeth Rynecki is on a quest to find the missing paintings of her great-grandfather, who was murdered by the Nazis. Her documentary film, screening next week at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, chronicles her globetrotting efforts.
Roszak, a member of the Righteous Among the Nations, was among nuns who opened their convent to future partisans of Vilna
Some drowned or hanged themselves, others jumped out of windows or took poison – but even today, it is not clear how many Jews committed suicide in the wake of Kristallnacht, exactly 80 years ago
Director of Yad Vashem Libraries says museum implies 'that Hungary was actually a nation of rescuers. This is a grave falsification of history.'
Polish president unveils new gravestone for Konstanty Rokicki, who served as vice-consul in Switzerland and issued fake Latin American passports to Jews. His story remained unknown until now
Merkel denies she conditioned her visit on Israel not demolishing the contested West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar
Under the shadow of Duterte’s visit, Israel once again proves it's willing to overlook leaders' human rights violations for the sake of opportunities for arms deals and defense contracts
The roster of righteous gentiles includes a variety of kinds of people and according to Irena Steinfeldt, the Yad Vashem official whose office names them, each one is unlike the others
Opposition lawmakers slam visit, accusing Netanyahu of sabotaging EU and noting that Orbán praised Hungary's WWII-era leader, who collaborated with Nazis
Gino Bartali helped save hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust by smuggling forged documents in his bike
Washington-based memorial warns that researchers could still be persecuted by Poland for highlighting the country’s role in the Holocaust
The Yad Vashem statement was released after Prof. Yehuda Bauer, an Israel Prize-winning Holocaust historian, said last week that the Israeli-Polish statement was a “betrayal”
The premier responds for first time to harsh criticism of statement, says he 'respects' historians' comments but that 'goal was achieved' ■ Knesset to discuss motion on renouncing joint statement on Wednesday
Even if on paper the diplomatic crisis between Island and Poland has ended, the way it was resolved has created additional crises
Netanyahu’s serious mistake stemmed from the idea that history could also be bent for transient political or diplomatic needs, whatever they might be