Australian Honour Wall at Yad Vashem full – a second one underway

December 2, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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A second Australian Yad Vashem honour wall for Holocaust victims and survivors is planned at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

Australian Memorial Wall at Yad Vashem

The inaugural Australian Wall of family plaques located in the Memorial Cave at Yad Vashem is now full and a second wall has been set aside to meet ongoing demand.

More than 200 families have taken the opportunity to honour their loved ones by dedicating plaques to family members who died in the Holocaust or who survived and have since passed.

The Australian Wall was initiated by community figure, the late Johnny Baker. The project to complete the wall has continued under the leadership of the current president of Australian Friends of Yad Vashem, Joey Borensztajn and committee members.

“We are all very proud of this achievement which is a fitting testament to Johnny’s vision and commitment. It is a wonderful way for families to pay tribute to their loved ones and for future generations to be given the opportunity to observe remembrance of family members who were victims of the Shoah. Plaques have been ordered for the second wall and we encourage families to participate,” Borensztajn said this week

For more information about the Memorial Cave, go to

If you or a family member would like to dedicate a plaque, please email

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