Dr. Mohamed Helmy, an Egyptian-born physician, hid four Jews in Berlin for the duration of World War II
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.
Aleksandra Cybulska and her husband housed Sonia Berkowicz, whose family was killed in the Holocaust, and gave her a false certificate identifying her as a Christian
A promise was made in 1943
Yad Vashem has spent a decade searching every possible archive in Hungary, adding the names of over 200,000 previously anonymous Jews murdered in the Holocaust
The 2018 race will begin in Jerusalem, where cyclists will pay tribute to Italian rider recognized by Yad Vashem for saving Jews during World War II
Margot Pins Kestenbaum was only able to escape Nazi Germany in 1938 after her family received an entry visa to the Southeast Asian state. Now 86, she feels the Filipinos’ life-saving actions need to be officially recognized in Israel
Antonio Guterres visits Yad Vashem on first visit to Israel since taking the helm at the UN
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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