29 November 2023
Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, has received with relief the news that its educator and guide, Liat Atzili Beinin, has been released after enduring over 50 days in Hamas terrorist captivity. We earnestly hope for the swift and safe return of all the remaining hostages, including Liat's husband, Aviv Atzili, and our Yad Vashem colleague Alex Dancyg.
Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan expressed the significance of Liat Atzili Benin's return, stating:
"It is crucial to remember that, while we celebrate Liat's release together with the other hostages, her husband, along with more than 100 men, women and children who remain in captivity in Gaza. We call upon all persons of conscience around the world, especially leaders, to persist in their efforts to secure the immediate release of Alex Dancyg, and all the other hostages being held in Gaza. We hope for their well-being and their prompt reunion with their loved ones."
Yad Vashem will hold an event on Sunday, 3 December 2023, to honor Alex Dancyg and his substantial contribution to Holocaust remembrance, education, and Polish-Israeli relations.