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

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2021 20:48
Survivor's testimony: We had a symbolic Seder as the street next to us went up in flames

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2021 18:01
Holocaust Survivor: My uncle was murdered as he was holding my hand

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.Arutz Sheva, 08/04/2021 11:22
Holocaust Survivor Manya Bigunov: Israel was our dream for many years

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.Arutz Sheva, 08/04/2021 08:51
Yad Vashem: Polish court's Holocaust ruling a substantive blow to academic freedom

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

Israeli Holocaust museum calls court condemnation of Holocaust scholars "unacceptable."Shlomo Witty, 11/02/2021 17:54
Are there now memory communities in Holocaust discourse?

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.Prof. Udi Lebel, 15/01/2021 12:00
'He had an extraordinary personality and achieved great things'

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/01/2021 04:11
The Parsha and Current Events: The wanderings of Jews

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?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 25/11/2020 07:40
Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev to step down after 27 years

Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev to step down after 27 years

Chief of Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum, Avner Shalev, announces plans to resign.Marcy Oster, JTA, 23/06/2020 14:42
'Battle anti-Semitism, educate about the Holocaust'

'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 antisemitismYoni Kempinski, 27/04/2020 19:08
‘Abrash, recite the Shema prayer’

‘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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/04/2020 06:50
'Father was reading Psalms and suddenly there was pounding on the doors'

'Father was reading Psalms and suddenly there was pounding on the doors'

Haim Arbiv was born in Benghazi, Libya. In 1942, his family was deported to the Giado concentration camp.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/04/2020 04:58
'My faith was my source of strength'

'My faith was my source of strength'

Lea Reuveni was born in Iršava, Czechoslovakia. When the city came under attack, she took care of her younger siblings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/04/2020 02:52
watch: Holocaust Remembrance Day Opening Ceremony 2020

watch: Holocaust Remembrance Day Opening Ceremony 2020

State ceremony marking the start of Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day in Israel held at Yad Vashem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/04/2020 20:00
Perspectives: Video project for Yom Hashoah.

Perspectives: Video project for Yom Hashoah.

Perspectives on some of the biggest ethical and spiritual issues concerning the Shoah.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 20/04/2020 11:51
Holocaust Remembrance Day: Hear the survivors' stories and watch the torch-lighting

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Hear the survivors' stories and watch the torch-lighting

State Opening Ceremony for Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day to be broadcast at 8 pm Monday evening.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/04/2020 11:06
Holocaust Memorial Day 2020: Solidarity in a disintegrating world

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020: Solidarity in a disintegrating world

Yad Vashem presents central theme for this year's memorial day: Rescue by Jews during the Holocaust - solidarity in a disintegrating worldArutz Sheva, 16/04/2020 03:22
Macron, French Jews, and Israel

Macron, French Jews, and Israel

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews world renonwned French Jewish philosopher Professor Shmuel Trigano on PM Macron and Israel: "The act of Macron in the Church was meant for the PA and the PLO. His message was ‘Yad Vashem is Jewish, Jerusalem is not.’"Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 24/02/2020 16:02
Yad Vashem issues clarification about videos presented during 5th World Holocaust Forum

Yad Vashem issues clarification about videos presented during 5th World Holocaust Forum

'Unfortunately, short films accompanying event included inaccuracies resulting in partial and unbalanced presentation of historical facts.'Prof. Dan Michman, 03/02/2020 17:49
Enough Of The Talking - Now Start Acting Against Anti-Semitism

Enough Of The Talking - Now Start Acting Against Anti-Semitism

A comprehensive report from the World Holocaust Forum Held in Jerusalem.Walter Bingham, 24/01/2020 16:40
Hot Mic: Pence tells Netanyahu Trump 'unstoppable'

Hot Mic: Pence tells Netanyahu Trump 'unstoppable'

Vice President Mike Pence overheard telling PM Netanyahu President Trump is 'unstoppable' at Yad Vashem.Gary Willig, 23/01/2020 16:54
Watch: German President recites 'shehechiyanu' blessing at Yad Vashem

Watch: German President recites 'shehechiyanu' blessing at Yad Vashem

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier addresses Holocaust Memorial event at Yad Vashem, recites Jewish blessing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/01/2020 16:41
Next week: The Fifth World Holocaust Forum

Next week: The Fifth World Holocaust Forum

Preparations underway for special event to be attended by leaders from US, Russia, France, UK and GermanyArutz Sheva, 15/01/2020 20:26
Polish President pulls out of Auschwitz event in Israel

Polish President pulls out of Auschwitz event in Israel

Polish President Andrzej Duda refuses to attend event marking 75 years since liberation of Auschwitz if he is not allowed to speak.AFP, 07/01/2020 20:45
Unprecedented: Over 40 world leaders to convene at Yad Vashem for Holocaust memorial event

Unprecedented: Over 40 world leaders to convene at Yad Vashem for Holocaust memorial event

An unprecedented event in Israel: Over 40 leaders to convene at Yad Vashem for 5th World Holocaust Forum event.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/01/2020 14:56
Yad Vashem refuses Gantz request to address anti-Semitism conference

Yad Vashem refuses Gantz request to address anti-Semitism conference

Blue and White Party demanded that Chairman Benny Gantz address anti-Semitism conference because PM was speaking. Yad Vashem rejected demandArutz Sheva Staff, 30/12/2019 22:47
Rivlin thanks businessman who bought Hitler artifacts

Rivlin thanks businessman who bought Hitler artifacts

President Reuven Rivlin meets Lebanese-born Swiss businessman who bought artifacts associated with Hitler and gave them to Yad Vashem.Ben Ariel, 09/12/2019 04:06
The unknown story of the man who foiled Nazi plans, saving thousands

The unknown story of the man who foiled Nazi plans, saving thousands

The story of Hans Calmeyer's success in saving more people than Schindler did was unknown, until one of the people he saved researched and wrote the new book "Shedding our Stars," a tribute to a brave German lawyer who avoided the spotlights. Rochel Sylvetsky, 08/12/2019 08:15
Survivor meets rescuer: 'They saved our lives'

Survivor meets rescuer: 'They saved our lives'

Holocaust survivors from Israel reunite with their wartime from Greece.Yoni Kempinski, 04/11/2019 00:06
Watch: Rescuer meets survivors she helped save

Watch: Rescuer meets survivors she helped save

Righteous among the Nations meets Jewish siblings she saved during the Holocaust and their 40 descendants.Yoni Kempinski, 03/11/2019 21:15
October in Holocaust History

October in Holocaust History

"Yad Vashem" presents a view of the main events that took place during the month of October in Holocaust history.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/10/2019 11:03
World leaders to gather in J'lem to mark liberation of Auschwitz

World leaders to gather in J'lem to mark liberation of Auschwitz

75 years after liberation of Auschwitz, world leaders to gather in Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/08/2019 14:43
Yad Vashem adds Jews from Arab countries to Yom HaShoah prayer

Yad Vashem adds Jews from Arab countries to Yom HaShoah prayer

Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial amends prayer for dead recited on Yom HaShoah to include victims from Arab counties.Marcy Oster/JTA, 11/07/2019 22:53
13 million documents from Nazi concentration camps posted online

13 million documents from Nazi concentration camps posted online

Millions of documents, including prisoner cards, death notices, feature information on Holocaust victims, others persecuted by Nazi regime.Marcy Oster - JTA, 21/05/2019 22:54
'Anti-Semitism is permeating the heart of European leadership'

'Anti-Semitism is permeating the heart of European leadership'

'Survivors, every one of you is a miracle, a symbol of life out of death, of hope and faith in life and the eternity of the Jewish people.'President Reuven Rivlin, 01/05/2019 20:42
Watch: Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony

Watch: Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony

Ceremony held in J'lem in presence of president, PM, ministers and MKs, survivors and their families. Simultaneous translation into English.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/05/2019 20:00
Yad Vashem Online Exhibition: Last Letters from Holocaust: 1944

Yad Vashem Online Exhibition: Last Letters from Holocaust: 1944

'By preserving these precious items – they will act as voice of the victims and the survivors.'Mordechai Sones, 29/04/2019 22:58
Watch: Emotional ceremony at Yad Vashem

Watch: Emotional ceremony at Yad Vashem

Dutch couple recognized as Righteous Among the Nations for hiding Jewish children during the Holocaust.Hezki Baruch, 22/04/2019 16:12
'Lesson of Holocaust is that we Jews must defend ourselves'

'Lesson of Holocaust is that we Jews must defend ourselves'

Education Minister Naftali Bennett addresses tells foreign dignitaries at Yad Vashem on International Holocaust Memorial Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/01/2019 19:43
Yad Vashem designer Moshe Safdie among winners of Wolf Prize

Yad Vashem designer Moshe Safdie among winners of Wolf Prize

About one-third of prestigious Israeli prize have gone on to win the Nobel Prize.Marcy Oster, JTA, 17/01/2019 08:23
Netanyahu: My job is to prevent future Holocaust

Netanyahu: My job is to prevent future Holocaust

Speaking at business conference, Netanyahu says primary mission of any Israeli premier is to preserve state founded against all odds.David Rosenberg, 19/12/2018 11:01
'Righteous Among the Nations' nun dies at 110

'Righteous Among the Nations' nun dies at 110

Nun who hid Jews during the Holocaust lives to 110.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/11/2018 13:01
'Germany has everlasting responsibility to combat anti-Semitism'

'Germany has everlasting responsibility to combat anti-Semitism'

German Chancellor visits Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, writing a message in the guest book.AFP, 04/10/2018 10:09
Yad Vashem questions honors for Poles as Holocaust-era rescuers

Yad Vashem questions honors for Poles as Holocaust-era rescuers

Holocaust museum uneasy with honors given to three Poles for claims of efforts to save Jews from Holocaust.JTA, 13/09/2018 19:18
Philippine leader visits Israel's Holocaust memorial

Philippine leader visits Israel's Holocaust memorial

Philippine Pres. Duterte meets with PM Netanyahu before visiting Yad Vashem, says Israel, Philippines, share 'the same passion for peace.'AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/09/2018 17:15
Author of controversial poem at Yad Vashem exhibition apologizes

Author of controversial poem at Yad Vashem exhibition apologizes

Poem drew criticism after being interpreted as likening Israel to Nazis. Author asks forgiveness: 'I did not intend that interpretation.'Tal Polon, 22/08/2018 22:32
Controversial poem removed from Yad Vashem exhibition

Controversial poem removed from Yad Vashem exhibition

Holocaust museum in J'lem removes from photography exhibition poem interpreted as comparing Germans, as oppressors of Jews, to IDF soldiers.Ido Ben Porat, 22/08/2018 16:35
Bolton visits Yad Vashem and new US embassy in Jerusalem

Bolton visits Yad Vashem and new US embassy in Jerusalem

President Trump's National Security Advisor visits US embassy in Jerusalem, and Jerusalem's Holocaust memorial museum.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/08/2018 14:52
Yad Vashem: Holocaust declaration is 'livable'

Yad Vashem: Holocaust declaration is 'livable'

Yad Vashem’s top historian says ‘we can live with’ joint Israel-Poland Holocaust declaration, but it should be changed.JTA, 11/07/2018 07:53
Shaked: Joint Polish-Israeli statement must be rescinded

Shaked: Joint Polish-Israeli statement must be rescinded

Justice Minister calls on government to withdraw joint statement with Poland on revised Holocaust Law. 'History should not be distorted.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/07/2018 20:52
Yad Vashem blasts Polish-Israeli statement on Holocaust law

Yad Vashem blasts Polish-Israeli statement on Holocaust law

Holocaust Museum says joint Polish-Israeli statement on Holocaust contains "grave errors and deception."Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/07/2018 16:38
Holocaust scholar Yehuda Bauer slams Israeli detente with Poland

Holocaust scholar Yehuda Bauer slams Israeli detente with Poland

Senior Holocaust scholar chides Israel over mending of diplomatic ties with Poland following passage of Holocaust law.JTA, 04/07/2018 13:42
Yad Vashem: Amendment of Holocaust law 'a positive development'

Yad Vashem: Amendment of Holocaust law 'a positive development'

Holocaust museum in J'lem calls Poland's intention to amend controversial law 'a step in the right direction.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/06/2018 16:48
'Israel's remarkable story looks to the future'

'Israel's remarkable story looks to the future'

Duke of Cambridge says UK stands with Israel, praises Jewish State's 'vibrancy' in Tel Aviv speech. Full speech.Prince William, 26/06/2018 20:10
UK Chief Rabbi Mirvis joins Prince William at Yad Vashem

UK Chief Rabbi Mirvis joins Prince William at Yad Vashem

Prince William struck by 'terrifying scale' of Holocaust during tour of Yad Vashem with UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/06/2018 13:24
Prince William visits Yad Vashem in Jerusalem

Prince William visits Yad Vashem in Jerusalem

UK's Prince William set to meet Holocaust survivors at Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/06/2018 10:51
Austrian chancellor arrives in Israel, visits Yad Vashem

Austrian chancellor arrives in Israel, visits Yad Vashem

Sebastian Kurz visits Western Wall, Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, signs agreement with museum opening access to Austrian archives.JTA, 10/06/2018 22:53