Yad Vashem - The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority
Newsletter, July 2007

What’s New | Names Recovery | Spotlight on the Web | With your Support  | Yad Vashem Magazine  | Support Us

Dear Friend,
Allow us to present y
ou with our newsletter, where you'll find updated highlights of recent activies and upcoming events.

What’s New
Young Girl’s Diary Recently Discovered Righteous Among the Nations Recognized

Sixty years after pouring out her heart on paper, the diary of fourteen-year-old Rutka Laskier, who perished in the Holocaust, has been uncovered and published. After realizing that she would probably not survive the war, Rutka, together with a young Polish contemporary, hid her diary under the floorboards of her home in the Polish ghetto of Bedzin. Her friend, who kept the diary as a keepsake, recently presented it to Yad Vashem. Read excerpts from Rutka’s Notebook online. Available for purchase in Hebrew and English via our website.

Eleven Righteous Among the Nations were posthumously recognized at Yad Vashem during the month of June. One of them was Maria Burdowa, a young Polish woman who sold flowers door-to-door in Lvov. Toward the end of 1941, the Klarfelds turned to a Maria, a friendly acquaintance, to safeguard their two young children, a four-year-old girl and ten-month old boy. With a small monetary down payment and assurance of additional help, Maria agreed to care for the children. To read about Maria Burdowa and other Righteous Among the Nations  click here.

Yad Vashem Wins WebiAward 2007
For the second year running, Yad Vashem’s website has received top kudos from People and Computer Magazine. See details here.

Names Recovery

Names Recovery

he Shoah Victims’ Names Recovery Project, aimed at memorializing each individual Jew who perished in the Holocaust, has a  new online directory of groups and individuals currently implementing Names Recovery Campaigns. This list serves as a valuable resource for people who would like to identify and join existing campaigns in progress in their area. The success of this project rests heavily upon a dedicated network of volunteers around the world. For information and ideas visit our Community Outreach Guide

Spotlight on the Web

Online Video Resource Center

Recently inaugurated, the Online Video Resource Center is an ideal source of primary information. A combination of videoed testimonies, printed background information and films, the center contains over 45 testimonies, many from Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum. With Sanctity and With Valour provides insight into Orthodox Jewish Observance during the Holocaust. This exhibition spotlights the lifestyle of Orthodox Jewry in the years preceding, during, and immediately following the Holocaust. It provides a rare glimpse into a world of tremendous religious faith and belief and allows us, through the images and through the testimony, to explore their experiences and their fate. See more here.

Upcoming Events

Spots of Light - To be Woman in the Holocaust, Gallery Talk in Hebrew, July 26, Thursday, 18:00, Yad Vashem. 20 NIS per person. The exhibit will run through the end of the year. This multimedia exhibit underscores the unique experience of women in the Holocaust and how they coped with the changing realities of their world. The exhibit examines issues of motherhood, love, femininity, womanhood, arts and food all through the individual stories of the women who experienced them.
Music and Memory, Friday August 3, 11:30 at the Yad Vashem Auditorium.
This historic concert combines creative works composed while in the Theresienstadt Ghetto as well as others that were banned by the Nazis. The performance is in conjunction with Beit Theresienstadt, the Theresienstadt Martyrs Remembrance Association. Entrance is Free.

With Your Support...

Yad Vashem welcomes into its family of Benefactors:
Jan and Susanne Czuker were honored as donors of the “Bridge to a Vanished World” on May 20 in a ceremony at Yad Vashem.
Bernard Aptaker was honored as donor of the “Warsaw Ghetto Square Garden” on June 27 in a ceremony at Yad Vashem.
Shaul, Max and Atara Mazin donated the “Soldiers Garden” and the “Garden of the Hall of Remembrance”. Mr. Mazin also serves as the honorary President of the Spanish Friends of Yad Vashem.

Yad Vashem welcomes into its family of Guardians:
Ruth and Morris Shell donated the “Jerusalem Vista”. A ceremony was held in honor of their donation on July 6 at Yad Vashem.

Yad Vashem welcomes into its family of Builders:
Aaron Benoliel and his family from Spain were honored as donors of the “Garden under Visitor's Center” on June 24 in a ceremony at Yad Vashem

Our Friends activities support Yad Vashem in numerous ways.


Got this as a forward? Sign up to receive our future newsletters.

Copyright © 2007 Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority