Dani Dayan appointed as Chairman of Yad Vashem

August 23, 2021 by  

The Israeli Government has approved the appointment of Dani Dayan as the new Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate.

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Yad Vashem mourns the passing of Sheldon G. Adelson

January 13, 2021 by  

Yad Vashem has joined leading Israelis in mourning the passing of the Patron of the Mount of Remembrance, Sheldon G. Adelson. Read more

Yad Vashem mourns one of their best

December 21, 2020 by  

Yad Vashem mourns the passing of Baruch Shub, a Holocaust survivor who served as a member of the Yad Vashem Directorate and of the Commission for the Designation of the Righteous Among the Nations. Read more

A Mission to Remember the Past

August 19, 2020 by  

Seventy-five years after the end of World War II, the Israeli Air Force, under the leadership of Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin, participated in a joint commemorative flypast mission together with the German Air Force over the skies of the notorious Dachau concentration camp. Read more

I Heard your Voices

April 22, 2020 by  

On Holocaust Martyrs ‘and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, special remembrance activities took place on IDF army bases across Israel. Read more

Worldwide name-reading campaign to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 19, 2020 by  

To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day this year, when public gatherings have been banned in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak worldwide, Yad Vashem invites the public to participate in an international campaign to record themselves reciting the names of Holocaust victims, and share the video on social media using the hashtags #RememberingFromHome #ShoahNames Read more

New online exhibition from Yad Vashem on the 80th anniversary of the beginning of WWII

August 30, 2019 by  

Yad Vashem will mark the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War by uploading a new exhibition featuring personal stories depicting Jewish family life in Europe in 1939. Read more

The 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day

August 15, 2019 by  

Heads of State from Europe, North American and Australia have been invited to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, taking place on 23 January 2020, at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Read more

Yad Vashem launches new online exhibition – “Last Letters from the Holocaust: 1944”

April 25, 2019 by  

On 13 April 1944, sisters Susan-Zsuzsa and Lili Klein wrote their father Hugo a short letter: “Dear Daddy, We are well – goodbye.” Read more

Pesach during the Holocaust

April 19, 2019 by  

The Pesach festival – which marks the Jewish people’s exodus from enslavement in ancient Egypt – was never more reminiscent in modern times as during the Holocaust. Read more

A new campus for Yad Vashem

March 31, 2019 by  

Yad Vashem is to build the new Shoah Heritage Campus which will house at its heart the new Shoah Heritage Collections Centre. Read more

Yom HaZikaron poster released by Yad Vashem

March 29, 2019 by  

Yad Vashem has been holding a competition to design the official poster for Holocaust Remembrance Day for over a decade…and has released this year’s winner. Read more

The death march to Volary

March 7, 2019 by  

Marking Women’s History Month, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem is promoting a moving online exhibition entitled The Death March to Volary, depicting the terrible fate of over 1,000 Jewish women who were forced on a horrific death march in the winter of 1945. Read more

Baby clothes made for hidden Jewish child during WWII donated to Yad Vashem

January 27, 2019 by  

Arie Reinhold has donated baby clothes made and worn by him during the Holocaust to Yad Vashem. Included in this mini-collection is a series of letters written by the Dutch women who hid and cared for him during the Holocaust. Read more

Yad Vashem and Facebook Israel announce joint Holocaust remembrance project

January 24, 2019 by  

Yad Vashem and Facebook Israel have joined together in a project to promote Holocaust commemoration on social media. Read more