September 2008


As the Jewish High Holiday season approaches I would like to take the opportunity to update you on the recent developments of the Shoah Victims’ Names Recovery Project and extend my personal best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.

New! Online listing of Upcoming Events
For information on Shoah Victims’ Names Recovery Project events, conferences, training seminars and programming in your area and around the world visit our new online listing of upcoming events . We encourage you to send us information about your events to post here. Please also send photographs from your Names Recovery efforts for our online photo gallery.

Updated - Free Promotional CD and Posters
Order an updated version of our promotional CD containing short movie clips and print quality files of our promotional materials in English, Hebrew and Russian. To order a free CD or posters please write to and write "Order Materials" in the subject header of your e-mail.

Planning a trip to Israel? Coordinate a visit to Yad Vashem Jerusalem
We would like to invite those of you planning a trip to Israel to incorporate a visit to Yad Vashem, Jerusalem into your itinerary. We would be happy to coordinate recognition ceremonies at Yad Vashem for individuals or groups that are collecting Pages of Testimony. In addition we are offering groups interested in learning more about the project a free training seminar and guided tour of the Holocaust History Museum. For more information please write to: , with subject header: “Israel visit”.

Empathy and Understanding: Survivors volunteer to collect names of Shoah Victims
Read a recent article outlining the efforts of dedicated Names Recovery volunteers, many of whom are Holocaust survivors themselves, as they provide assistance and support to other survivors who wish to commemorate their lost loved ones.

Belarus Volunteers Join Names recovery efforts
In May 2008, a Yad Vashem delegation to Belarus joined with local partners collecting and documenting the names of some 800,000 Jews killed in the region during the Shoah. Click here to view photo. Those interested in getting involved in outreach efforts to recover the names of Holocaust victims from the Former Soviet Union can visit our Russian language Mini-site for resources and promotional materials.

With warmest regards from Jerusalem,

Cynthia Wroclawski, Outreach Manager
The Shoah Victims' Names Recovery Project
Yad Vashem, POB 3477
Jerusalem, 9103401 ISRAEL

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