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  ניסן 24, 5768 , 29/04/08

Yad VaShem Launches YouTube Channels

Yad VaShem, Israel's Holocaust remembrance and education center, has launched two YouTube channels in advance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which takes place this year on May 1. 

The channels are in English and Arabic and contain testimonies from Holocaust survivors, including archival footage, historians’ lectures on key issues related to the Holocaust, footage from visits to Yad VaShem, including those of President George W. Bush in January 2008, and Pope John Paul II in March 2000, as well as human interest stories, such as family reunions. The Arabic channel has testimonies and archival footage about the Holocaust, with Arabic subtitles. Yad VaShem says new videos will be added frequently, with additional languages to be added soon, as well

“We know that YouTube is one of the most popular websites today," Yad VaShem Chairman Avner Shalev said. "This is equally true in the United States and Europe as it is in Arabic speaking countries. Unfortunately, there is a plethora of misinformation and deliberate lies available on the Internet.  The Yad Vashem channel will counter this material, and make reliable information widely available to anyone who seeks to know more about this terrible chapter in human history."

The Yad VaShem Channels are at: http://www.youtube.com/user/YadVashem and http://www.youtube.com/user/yadvashemarabic.

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