"And to them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name (a "yad vashem")... that shall not be cut off."
(Isaiah, chapter 56, verse 5)
As the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations. Established in 1953, as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is today a dynamic and vital place of intergenerational and international encounter.
Located on Har Hazikaron, the Mount of Remembrance, in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem is a vast complex, which incorporates museums, exhibitions, memorials, research and education centers, archives and libraries.