Yad Vashem chairman Dani Dayan meets Pope Francis in the Vatican

June 10, 2022 by  
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On Thursday, Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan has had a rare private audience with His Holiness Pope Francis in the Vatican.

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Abramovich partners with Yad Vashem

February 23, 2022 by  
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Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem and Roman Abramovich announced today a new long-term strategic partnership aimed at strengthening Yad Vashem’s endeavours in the areas of Holocaust research and remembrance. Read more

German FM lays wreath for Holocaust dead

February 11, 2022 by  
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German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem ahead of talks with Israeli leaders during her first official visit to the region. Read more

A president’s personal Holocaust story

January 30, 2022 by  
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“Yehudit Berkovitch had just finished the first grade and was peacefully living with her parents and eight brothers and sisters in 1941 when the Nazis invaded her home country, Poland. Read more

165,800 Holocaust survivors live in Israel

January 27, 2022 by  
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Some 165,800 Holocaust Survivors live in Israel, 90% of whom are over 80, according to data published Wednesday by Israel’s Holocaust Survivors’ Rights Authority ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

Claims Conference launches new innovative social media campaign: #DONTBEABYSTANDER

January 26, 2022 by  
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Gideon Taylor, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), announced today a new social media campaign in partnership with Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre, called #DontBeABystander: Those Who Risked It All To Save A Life. Read more

Israeli Cabinet approves $9.2 million increase to Yad Vashem budget

January 24, 2022 by  
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Israel’s Cabinet on Sunday approved a proposal to increase the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum’s budget by 29 million shekels ($9.2 million), according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. Read more

The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

January 24, 2022 by  
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Yad Vashem will mark the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust through a range of events both in-person and online. Read more

Yad Vashem launches academy to train future leaders in Holocaust awareness

January 9, 2022 by  
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One hundred stalwart souls braved the chilling Jerusalem rain and influx of new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday to witness the rollout of what is designed to be the next big step for empowering Holocaust awareness for future generations. Read more

Angela Merkel visits Yad Vashem

October 11, 2021 by  
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Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited Yad Vashem for the sixth and final time as leader of Germany.

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Angela Merkel to visit Yad Vashem, her sixth visit

October 8, 2021 by  
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre on Sunday. Read more

Vandals paint Holocaust-denial messages at site of Auschwitz-Birkenau

October 7, 2021 by  
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The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum condemned recent vandalism that took place at the site of the former Nazi concentration camp. Read more

Yad Vashem head in Kiev

October 6, 2021 by  
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Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan is in Kiev attending the official memorial ceremony marking 80 years since the Babi Yar massacre. Read more

World War II letter connects families of Jewish survivors, Polish farmer who hid them

September 26, 2021 by  
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The descendants of two Holocaust survivors and the farmer who hid them from the Nazis in Poland have connected with the help of a recently discovered post-World War II letter. Read more

Dani Dayan appointed as Chairman of Yad Vashem

August 23, 2021 by  
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The Israeli Government has approved the appointment of Dani Dayan as the new Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate.

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‘Restoring My Lost Childhood’: How children’s homes revived the youngest Holocaust survivors

January 24, 2021 by  
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It’s been 75 years, but Yaakov Guterman can still recall nearly everything about the nine months he lived in Zakopane, Poland. Read more

Gandel Philanthropy wins award in the 2020 Philanthropy Australia Awards

November 18, 2020 by  
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Philanthropy Australia has announced the Australian Philanthropy Awards for 2020  with Gandel Philanthropy and the Australian Foundation for Yad Vashem winning the Bolder Philanthropy category, for the Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators. Read more

A reunion on Zoom for Gandel Holocaust Program alumni

November 2, 2020 by  
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More than 230 alumni of the Gandel Holocaust Program alumni, representatives from Yad Vashem and special friends and dignitaries from around the world, gathered together on zoom, to share their Holocaust learnings, exchange ideas and initiatives, and re-commit to continue working to ensure the world ‘never forgets’. Read more

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

August 30, 2019 by  
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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  
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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

Rivlin and Netanyahu attend wreath-laying ceremonies at Yad Vashem

May 3, 2019 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participated in the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes Remembrance Day wreath-laying ceremony at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Read more

Yad Vashem seeks names of unknown victims

April 5, 2019 by  
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Since 1955, Yad Vashem has worked to fulfil its mandate to preserve the memory of the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust by collecting their names, the ultimate representation of a person’s identity. Read more

A new campus for Yad Vashem

March 31, 2019 by  
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Yad Vashem is to build the new Shoah Heritage Campus which will house at its heart the new Shoah Heritage Collections Centre. Read more

Must Jews and Poles keep fighting about the Holocaust?

It’s never wise to get into an argument about the Holocaust with Yad Vashem…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Polish moves to rescind criminal penalty from Holocaust Law

June 28, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has welcomed Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s decision to recommend to parliament that it reopen discussions on its new Holocaust Law so as to rescind criminal penalty for suggesting that Poles bore some responsibility for the destruction of Polish Jewry.  Read more

Prince William visits Yad Vashem

June 27, 2018 by  
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Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, visited Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre as part of the first ever, official British royal family visit to Israel. Read more

Proposed Polish law “historical obfuscation”

January 29, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has strongly objected to a proposed new Polish law which would criminalise suggestions that Poland was responsible for Nazis crimes, calling it “an act of historical obfuscation and an attack on democracy.” Read more

Flashes of Memory

January 26, 2018 by  
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Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Jerusalem, has inaugurated a brand new exhibition entitled “Flashes of Memory –  Photography during the Holocaust.” Read more

The Turnbulls visit Yad Vashem

November 2, 2017 by  
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Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy have visited Yad Vashem World Holocaust Centre in Jerusalem and reiterates “as we stand with Israel and the Jewish People”. Read more

Netanyahu: “We will never allow another Holocaust to take place”

January 27, 2017 by  
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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has  addressed the International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Read more

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