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Newsletter No. 16,  January  2012

Shalom,
This week will mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan 27th 2012 and I would like to take the opportunity to highlight some of Yad Vashem's activities and invite you take an active role in our worldwide outreach efforts for the Shoah Victims' Names Recovery Project.

“We’ve Finally Found Him”: Photograph in Names Database Unites Family Torn Apart by Holocaust

As they fled Warsaw in the early stages of WWII and left their family behind, Nahum and Yaakov Korenblum seemed inseparable. But in 1944 the two brothers were recruited into the Red Army, and were dispatched into separate units. Despite their many efforts over the years to find each other, they never met again. A photograph recently discovered on Yad Vashem’s Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names has nevertheless helped the next generation of Korenblums find their way back into each other’s lives. Click here to read the full story. Send us your stories of discovery.

Prepare Now for Local Yom Hashoah Commemoration Events

Now is the time to incorporate Names Recovery efforts into your local Yom Hashoah commemoration events. We have updated the Page of Testimony flyer and instructions as well as our promotional poster. As a reminder, we have email and newsletter content ready to help you promote the project. We also have banners and flash ads you can place on your websites as well as ads you can print in your bulletins. To order posters and additional promotional materials please contact: names.outreach@yadvashem.org.il.
To schedule a phone call with me, send me an email with several alternate dates and times that are convenient for you. 

I Honor: Virtual event on Yad Vashem’s Facebook Page

I Honor: Virtual event on Yad Vashem’s Facebook Page

Join the special online  "I Honor" event on Yad Vashem's Facebook Page marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. When you agree to attend the event, your name and Facebook profile picture will be connected to the name and story of a Righteous Among the Nations.
The names of the Righteous on the wall are taken at random from the names of those Righteous honored by Yad Vashem over the past 50 years. Click here to attend the event. 

Keeping The Memory Alive - International Poster Competition 2012

Keeping The Memory Alive - International Poster Competition 2012

This International Poster Competition showcases 16 young designers who have recognized the centrality of Holocaust Remembrance. The unique collection of posters reflects each designer's personal attempt to focus upon the memory of the Holocaust.The display is being mounted across the world to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, 2012. Read more…

New Online Exhibit- The Story of the Jewish Community of Plonsk

New Online Exhibit- The Story of the Jewish Community of Plonsk

On the eve of WWII, Płońsk, situated on the Plonka River some 60 km northwest of Warsaw, was home to some 5,000 Jews – about half of the city's total population.  On 1 September 1939, the Germans invaded Poland, and on 5 September they conquered Płońsk. On 16 December 1942, the last of the Jews of Płońsk were sent to Auschwitz. Out of all the Jews living in Płońsk when the Germans invaded, only a few dozen survived the Shoah. Click here to read the story of the community of Płońsk.