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Ecuador President arrives in Israel, will visit Yad Vashem

President Isaac Herzog welcomes President Guillermo Lasso of the Republic of Ecuador on historic state visit in Israel.

Ecuador President arrives in Israel, will visit Yad Vashem

JCNY 2022: Placing Holocaust legacy at forefront of international agendas

JCNY2022 will feature Yad Vashem Chairman. "Despite its growing distance, the Holocaust legacy is relevant more than ever to the world"

Placing Holocaust legacy at forefront of international agendas

Yad Vashem: Lavrov's remarks are 'absurd, delusional, and dangerous'

Yad Vashem responds to Russian FM Lavrov's remarks about Ukraine and the Nazis.

Yad Vashem: Lavrov's remarks are 'absurd, delusional, dangerous'

Holocaust survivor Zvi Gill: 'I saw Elijah the prophet in the form of a German guard'

Holocaust survivor Zvi Gill tells his story: 'I knew I was going to die. The question was not if, but when.'

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Holocaust survivor Rebecca Elizur: 'We were deported like animals'

Yad Vashem torchlighter and Holocaust survivor Rebecca Elizur recounts: 'Mother protected our heads, we danced in the cold to keep warm.'

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Dani Dayan: 'Israel is the guarantee there will never be another Holocaust'

Yad Vashem Chair speaks about Holocaust remembrance ahead of his speech at the Arutz Sheva Jerusalem Conference in NY on May 22.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022 Opening Ceremony at Yad Vashem

The central state ceremony marks the start of Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day in Israel.

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IDF General Staff marks Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem

Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi: The IDF is a clear expression of the principle of self-defense and self-determination.

IDF General Staff marks Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem chair: ‘Comparing Ukraine to the Holocaust is deplorable’

Yad Vashem Chair Dani Dayan condemns Zelenskyy’s comparison between Ukraine and the Holocaust as a 'Holocaust distortion we cannot condone.'

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Holocaust historian: Zelenskyy distorting Ukraine's role in the Holocaust

Holocaust historian Dr. David Silberklang slams Ukrainian President's comparison of Ukraine war to the Holocaust.

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Zelensky asks to address Yad Vashem - but is rebuffed

Israel's Holocaust memorial museum rejects Ukrainian president's request to make video address, saying speech would be 'political'.

Zelensky asks to address Yad Vashem - but is rebuffed

German Chancellor Scholz visits Yad Vashem

In first visit to Israel, Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets PM Bennett, visits Holocaust memorial museum.

German Chancellor Scholz visits Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine

Holocaust Remembrance Center also denounces "irresponsible statements and completely inaccurate comparisons with Nazi ideology and actions."

Yad Vashem condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine

Did the mufti of Jerusalem earn a place in Holocaust museum exhibits?

As the successful chief propagator of Nazi ideology in the Muslim world, Haj Amin al-Husseini certainly belongs in Yad Vashem. Opinion.

Did the mufti of Jerusalem earn a place in Holocaust museums?

Anti-Semitism today and Yad VaShem’s changing approach

Only a bold and comprehensive approach to the problem of anti-Semitism will address it properly and to the benefit of all. Opinion.

Anti-Semitism today and Yad VaShem’s approach

Yad Vashem: Holocaust denial is more than just a Jewish issue

Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, welcomes UN resolution on combating Holocaust denial and distortion.

Yad Vashem: Holocaust denial is more than just a Jewish issue

Jewish museums team up to create new tool for researching Holocaust victims

Israel's Holocaust authority to make its records publicly available in online genealogy database.

Jewish museums create new tool for researching Holocaust victims

What the Media didn’t tell you about Bishop Desmond Tutu

How can Tutu,  a vocal defender of human rights, be accused of being an anti-Semitic bigot?  By reading his own words. Opinion.

What the Media didn’t tell you about Bishop Desmond Tutu

The missing photo of Hitler and the Mufti of Jerusalem

When Yad Vashem exhibits were redone, a telling photo was not returned to the prominent position it had had before. Why not? Op-ed.

The missing photo of Hitler and the Mufti of Jerusalem

UN, Yad Vashem, chiefs meet to discuss Holocaust education

Yad Vashem's Dani Dayan meets UN Sec.-Gen. António Guterres in NY, raising issues of Holocaust education, anti-Semitism, & Holocaust denial.

UN, Yad Vashem, chiefs meet to discuss Holocaust education

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau to remain head of Yad Vashem for 4 more years

Cabinet approves extension of term of former Chief Rabbi of Israel and child Holocaust survivor as head of Israel's main Holocaust museum.

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau to remain head of Yad Vashem

Bennett to Merkel: We certainly remember history, look optimistically to a better future

PM Naftali Bennet presents to Chancellor Angela Merkel an optimistic view of new government.

Bennett to Merkel: We certainly remember history

French police chief to be named Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem

Rural town of Vabre's police chief Hubert Landes warned Jews before a mass roundup, so they could escape arrest and flee to safety.

French police chief to be named Righteous Among the Nations

WJC applauds appointment of Dani Dayan as Yad Vashem chairman

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder welcomes appointment of former New York Consul General as Chairman of Yad Vashem.

WJC applauds appointment of Dani Dayan as Yad Vashem chairman

NY Consul-General and ex-Yesha chief Dani Dayan tapped to lead Yad Vashem

Former Israeli consul-general in New York and ex-chief of the Yesha Council Dani Dayan appointed to head Israel's Holocaust memorial center.

NY Consul-General and ex-Yesha chief tapped to lead Yad Vashem

Will the new Yad Vashem chair be a former NY consul general?

Dani Dayan, former Israeli diplomat in NY and settler leader, picked to chair Israel’s Holocaust museum.

Will the new Yad Vashem chair be a former NY consul general?

Yitzhak Arad, partisan who led Israel’s Holocaust museum for decades, dies at 95

Arad rose through the ranks of Israel’s army before leading the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum.

Yitzhak Arad, partisan who led Yad Vashem, dies at 95

Recognizing the Jews who helped their fellow Jews during the Shoah

Yad Vashem honors gentiles who saved Jews, but the Knesset did not direct it to honor Jews who did likewise. We can honor them anyway.Op-ed.

Recognizing Jews who helped their fellow Jews during the Shoah

Survivor: We stacked corpses to earn another slice of bread for the family

Watch the story of Zehava Gealel, who survived Auschwitz with her family, one of the torch lighters at the 2021 Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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Survivor: 'I have never harmed anyone,' he thought. 'My only sin was being born a Jew'

Watch the harrowing story of a small boy ripped away from his mother and forced to do excruciating labor before making it to Israel.

Holocaust survivor: 'My only sin was that I was born a Jew'

Survivor's testimony: We had a symbolic Seder as the street next to us went up in flames

Watch the story of Halina Friedman, left for dead during a Nazi 'Aktion', one of the torch lighters at the 2021 Yom Hashoah ceremony.

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Holocaust Survivor: My uncle was murdered as he was holding my hand

Watch the testimony of Holocaust Survivor Yossi Chen, torchlighter at the 2021 Holocaust Memorial ceremony at Yad Vashem.

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Holocaust Survivor Manya Bigunov: Israel was our dream for many years

Watch: Holocaust Survivor Manya Bigunov tells her story. Manya lit one of the torches at the official ceremony at Yad Vashem.

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Yad Vashem: Polish court's Holocaust ruling a substantive blow to academic freedom

Israeli Holocaust museum calls court condemnation of Holocaust scholars "unacceptable."

Yad Vashem: Polish court ruling a blow to academic freedom

Are there now memory communities in Holocaust discourse?

The controversy around Yad Vashem’s directorate chairman suggests that Holocaust discourse is deteriorating into polemical argument. Op-ed.

Are there now memory communities in Holocaust discourse?

'He had an extraordinary personality and achieved great things'

Yad Vashem mourns passing of Sheldon Adelson: Particularly striking was his boundless love for the Jewish people and the State of Israel.

'He had an extraordinary personality and achieved great things'

The Parsha and Current Events: The wanderings of Jews

This week we read of Jacob's flight and finished Erovin in the Daf Hayom, Yad Vashem is to get anew head and Satmar defied rules.Connected?

The Parsha and Current Events: The wanderings of Jews

Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev to step down after 27 years

Chief of Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum, Avner Shalev, announces plans to resign.

Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev to step down after 27 years

'Battle anti-Semitism, educate about the Holocaust'

In light of recent anti-Semitic incidents, Yad Vashem calls on world leaders to enact meaningful educational policy to combat antisemitism

'Battle anti-Semitism, educate about the Holocaust'

‘Abrash, recite the Shema prayer’

Avraham Carmi was born in Poland in 1928. After the German invasion, his family hid in the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw.

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