About the Yad Vashem Artifacts Collection
The Yad Vashem Artifacts Collection includes more than 27,000 items that were donated over the years by Holocaust survivors or their families, as well as artifacts received from various organizations in Israel and abroad. More...
New in the Artifacts Collection
New in the Artifacts Collection – Stories related to artifacts that were recently donated to the Artifacts Collection. Artifacts donated to Yad Vashem, together with the personal stories behind them, play a significant role in commemorating the experiences of Jews in the Holocaust and preserving Holocaust memory for future generations. More...
From our Collection
Daniel Samuel – in the Service of the Resistance
The forging of documents, though not the most obviously heroic act associated with the activities of the resistance, ultimately saved lives on many occasions... Read the story »
Hinda Cohen 1942 - 1944
The baby shoe of Hinda Cohen, with the date of her deportation to the death camps carved into the sole by her father... Read the story »
Artifacts on Display in the Museum Complex
Artifacts in the Holocaust History Museum
The Holocaust History Museum tells the story of the Holocaust from a distinctive Jewish point of view using authentic artifacts, documents, testimonies, film footage, diaries, letters and artworks, emphasizing the personal stories of the victims of the Holocaust. The many and varied artifacts displayed along the path of the Museum demonstrate and highlight the personal stories of Jews who lived under Nazi occupation in Europe and North Africa during the Holocaust. More...
Artifacts in the Synagogue
“This Synagogue serves as a memorial to the destroyed synagogues of European Jewry. It will be a testimonial to the faith, to the rich spiritual world of European Jewry and to the extraordinary will of the Jewish people to survive, to remember and to rebuild.” (Avner Shalev, Chairman of Yad Vashem at the dedication of the Synagogue, June 2005) More...