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Sunday to Thursday: ‬09:00-17:00

Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬09:00-14:00

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Featured Articles from Yad Vashem Experts

Below is a selection of articles related to Yad Vashem activities, the Holocaust, WWII, prewar Jewish life and postwar rehabilitation of Holocaust survivors – arranged according to topic. Many of the articles originally appeared in the "Yad Vashem Jerusalem" magazine. To read any edition in its entirety, please click here >>>

Campus

"The Greatest Honor of My Life"

"The Greatest Honor of My Life"

At the end of the summer, Israel's government approved the appointment of Dani Dayan as the new Chairman of Yad Vashem. Dayan, 65, was born in Argentina to a family originating from Eastern Europe, and served most recently as Consul General of Israel in New York. In a special interview for Yad Vashem Jerusalem Magazine, Dayan outlined his initial feelings on this appointment, as well as his understanding... Read more

Collections

On the Other Side of the Page: Reusing Paper during the Holocaust

On the Other Side of the Page: Reusing Paper during the Holocaust

Yad Vashem's unrivalled archives house a host of documents created on paper materials whose original purpose was strikingly different: personal diaries written on office forms; prayer arrangements on delivery certificates; poems and pieces of prose on medical prescriptions; a Klezmer satire on the back of an SS office form. The desperate need to write and express oneself during the Holocaust produced... Read more

Education

"I Only Know Human Beings": New Learning Environment on Righteous Among the Nations

"I Only Know Human Beings": New Learning Environment on Righteous Among the Nations

In order to create an educational and value-based discourse that encourages discussion of the issues of coping with difficult circumstances, the human spirit and the complexity of moral dilemmas, the International School for Holocaust Studies recently launched a learning environment that deals with the topic of the Righteous Among the Nations.... Read more

New Online

"Remember Your New Names": Jews who Survived the Holocaust Using False Identities

"Remember Your New Names": Jews who Survived the Holocaust Using False Identities

A new online exhibition displays stories of Jews who survived under assumed identities all over Europe: In eastern Europe – Poland, Lithuania, Hungary and Ukraine; in central and western Europe – Germany, France and the Netherlands; and in southern Europe and the Balkans – Italy, Greece and Croatia. ... Read more

Remembrance

Keeping Memory Relevant: International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022

Keeping Memory Relevant: International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022

Chosen by the United Nations in 2005 to serve as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp in 1945. As in years past, Yad Vashem actively marked the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust through a range of events, both in-person and online. ... Read more

Rescue by Jews

Jews in the Tuvia Bielski family camp in the Naliboki Forest, May 1944. Yad Vashem Archives

"For the Sake of My People"

On 17 December 2020, the last day of the festival of Chanukah that marks the miraculous victory of the small Jewish stronghold in the Land of Israel against their mighty Greek occupiers, Yad Vashem held a special online symposium dedicated to Jewish Rescue during the Holocaust.... Read more

Research

Different Perspectives: The Postwar Period as Reflected through Art

Different Perspectives: The Postwar Period as Reflected through Art

The Eli and Diana Zborowski Centre for the Study of the Aftermath of the Holocaust and the Yad Vashem Art Museum recently hosted a research workshop on the topic of “The Postwar Period as Reflected through Art.”... Read more

Righteous Among the Nations

A Rare Courage and Concern: French Railroad Worker Who Rescued Jews from Deportation

A Rare Courage and Concern: French Railroad Worker Who Rescued Jews from Deportation

In September 1942, members of the local underground movement, including some 25 train workers, participated in a rescue process during which they saved dozens of Jews destined for deportation. Among the participants in the rescue attempt was Marcel Hoffman.... Read more