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New British Foreign Secretary visits Yad Vashem

Secretary David Lammy says, 'One of the lessons of the Holocaust is the imperative to combat and defeat with all the strength the prevalent calls for the annihilation and elimination of the Jewish state.'

New British Foreign Secretary visits Yad Vashem

Survivor in the IDF

'I saluted the flag, as the Holocaust flashed before my eyes'

Izi (Itzhak) Kabilio, who lit one of the torches at the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Yad Vashem tells his story.

'I saluted the flag, as the Holocaust flashed before my eyes'

Holocaust survivor:

'Everything amazing became terribly sad'

Pnina Hefer was one of six survivors to light a torch at the State Ceremony opening Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem.

'Everything amazing became terribly sad'

Libyan Holocaust survivor:

'I try to live an active life that's my victory over the Nazis'

Allegra Gutta, who lit a torch at the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Yad Vashem, was deported with her family by the Italians from Benghazi to the Giado concentration camp.

'I try to live an active life that's my victory over the Nazis'

Arie remembers:

'When US soldiers liberated the camp, I was too weak to stand up'

Italian Holocaust survivor Arie Eitani, one of the torchlighters at the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Yad Vashem, tells his story.

'When US soldiers liberated the camp, I was too weak to stand up'

Holocaust survivor recounts:

'We heard the Germans' boots, we laid down and were quiet'

Raisa Brodsky was one of six survivors to light a torch at the State Ceremony opening Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem.

'We heard the Germans' boots, we laid down and were quiet'

'Try to remain good Jews'

Holocaust survivor remembers father's last words

Michael Bar-On, who lit one of the torches at the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Yad Vashem tells his story.

Holocaust survivor remembers father's last words

Yad Vashem Chairman

From Auschwitz and Berlin to Be'eri and Columbia University

Dani Dayan speaks about the Hamas massacre, the Holocaust, the similarities and differences between the two, and antisemitism today around the world.

From Auschwitz and Berlin to Be'eri and Columbia University

President Herzog:

'Oct. 7 was not the Holocaust because today we have the IDF'

Israeli President addresses start of Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem, says Hams terrorists sought to emulate the horrors inflicted by the Nazis.

'Oct. 7 was not the Holocaust because today we have the IDF'

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Holocaust Remembrance Day 2024 Opening Ceremony at Yad Vashem

First Holocaust Remembrance Day since the Hamas massacre of October 7 begins, with theme, 'A Lost World: The Destruction of Jewish Communities.'

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2024 Opening Ceremony at Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem condemns covering of London Holocaust memorial

Israel's national Holocaust memorial warns 'root problems of antisemitism' must be confronted after Holocaust memorial covered during anti-Israel march.

Yad Vashem condemns covering of London Holocaust memorial

President of Austrian Parliament to Visit Yad Vashem

Wolfgang Sobotka, top Austrian official, to visit Yad Vashem, view Holocaust archives, weeks after reports of skyrocketing antisemitism in his home country.

President of Austrian Parliament to Visit Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem denounces Tennessee Neo-Nazi rally

The organization called for a nationalized standard of Holocaust education and an unequivocal message against antisemitism.

Yad Vashem denounces Tennessee Neo-Nazi rally

Argentinian Pres. at Yad Vashem:

'It is here that we see the greatness of a people'

President of Argentina Javier Milei visited Yad Vashem where he participated in a solemn memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance and signed the Yad Vashem guestbook outside the Hall of Remembrance.

'It is here that we see the greatness of a people'

The uphill battle

Yad Vashem has an uphill battle, in its chairman's words, to fight antisemitism. But it should have begun the climb 30 years ago. Op-ed.

The uphill battle

Yad Vashem Chairman:

'Antisemitism on campus is a terminal cancer for universities'

Dani Dayan, Chairman of Yad Vashem, tells Arutz Sheva that growing antisemitism on campus is destroying US universities.

'Antisemitism on campus is a terminal cancer for universities'

Yad Vashem Chairman:

'Any university that can excuse calls for genocide is doomed'

Yad Vashem condemned the unwillingness of US university presidents to say that calls for genocide of Jews were against policy.

'Any university that can excuse calls for genocide is doomed'

Evacuated children attending school at Holocaust memorial museum

Yad Vashem has turned itself into a school for children whose communities were attacked on Oct. 7.

Evacuated children attending school at Holocaust memorial museum

'UN chief failed the test'

Yad Vashem blasts UN chief's statements on Hamas war

'Slaughter of Jews by Hamas on October 7th was genocidal in its intents and immeasurably brutal in its form,' Yad Vashem's Dani Dayan says.

Yad Vashem blasts UN chief's statements on Hamas war

120 Holocaust scholars come out in support of Yad Vahem chairman

Leading Holocaust researchers from around the world publish letter in support of Dani Dayan amidst reports of his replacement.

120 Holocaust scholars come out in support of Yad Vahem chairman

State Dep't envoy speaks out against replacing Yad Vashem chief

US Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues praises Yad Vashem's director Dani Dayan, emphasizes importance of maintaining its independence.

State Dep't envoy speaks out against replacing Yad Vashem chief

Righting a wrong at Yad Vashem

Perhaps if there is a new head of Yad Vashem, they will correct the historic wrong the current head refused to right. Op-ed.

Righting a wrong at Yad Vashem

Report:

Education Minister seeks to fire Yad Vashem chairman

Minister Yoav Kisch reportedly seeks to replace Dani Dayan with a Likud-affiliated chairman.

Education Minister seeks to fire Yad Vashem chairman

IHF delegation connected to heritage and history at the Yad Vashem museum

More than 30 individuals from the Israel Heritage Foundation visited the Yad Vashem museum to learn the nation's history.

IHF delegation connected to heritage and history at the Yad Vashem museum

EU to co-finance new section of Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum

The section will focus on educating visitors about Jewish life in Europe before the Holocaust.

EU to co-finance new section of Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum

Bulgaria ambassador condemned for skipping Holocaust conference

Rumiana Bachvarova, Bulgaria’s ambassador to Israel, skips Holocaust history conference hosted by Yad Vashem.

Bulgaria ambassador condemned for skipping Holocaust conference

300 academics condemn Polish attack on Holocaust historian

Yad Vashem joins academics, institutions in condemning Polish government's attacks on Barbara Engelking for saying Poles "failed" Jews.

300 academics condemn Polish attack on Holocaust historian

Holocaust survivor:

Ephraim Mol, 85, dies after collapsing before memorial ceremony

Rabbi Ephraim Mol was slated to recite a prayer at Yad Vashem's Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony - but collapsed before he could do so.

Ephraim Mol, 85, dies after collapsing before memorial ceremony

IDF:

Jewish Heroism in mark of 80 years since Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Chief of Staff: "The Holocaust was an attempt to dismantle and destroy our spirit by erasing our identity as a nation and later our bodies."

Jewish Heroism in mark of 80 years since Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony at Yad Vashem

President Herzog, Prime Minister Netanyahu to address opening ceremony commemorating 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony at Yad Vashem

Holocaust Remembrance Day:

The survival stories of this year's torch lighters

Each survivor had a unique experience during the harrowing period; these are their stories. The ceremony will be held on Monday at 8:00 PM.

The survival stories of this year's torch lighters

Yad Vashem:

'Israel-Poland agreement does not limit freedom of speech'

Israel's Holocaust museum responds to agreement to resume Israeli youth delegations to Poland.

'Israel-Poland agreement does not limit freedom of speech'

Carnegie Hall to pay tribute to Japanese diplomat who saved Jews

Performance of Yad Vashem commissioned 'Vessels of Light' symphony will commemorate diplomat who helped Jews flee Nazi occupied Europe.

Carnegie Hall to pay tribute to Japanese diplomat who saved Jews

YU, Yad Vashem partner to combat antisemitism through education

Yeshiva University and Yad Vashem announce 'groundbreaking partnership' to combat rising antisemitism.

YU, Yad Vashem partner to combat antisemitism through education

Holocaust ‘Book of Names’ to be unveiled at the UN

Book of Names, with the names of 4.8 million Holocaust victims, to be inaugurated at UN, underscoring individual identities of the victims

Holocaust ‘Book of Names’ to be unveiled at the UN

Op-ed:

Is something rotten at Yad Vashem?

Once again, Yad Vashem is embroiled in deep controversy this time regarding the choice of an anti-Zionist for a senior post. Op-ed.

Is something rotten at Yad  Vashem?

Yad Vashem chairman:

'Abbas' despicable words in Berlin are appalling'

Yad Vashem chairman Dani Dayan calls on German government to respond to PA chairman's accusation that Israel committed "holocausts".

'Abbas' despicable words in Berlin are appalling'

NCAA Auburn Tigers visit Yad Vashem

Auburn Tigers visits Yad Vashem, Jerusalem's Holocaust museum, as part of 'Birthright for College Basketball' trip with coach Bruce Pearl.

NCAA Auburn Tigers visit Yad Vashem

Greek Navy commander visits Israel. Yad Vashem

Chief of the Hellenic Navy General Staff, VADM Stylianos Petrakis visits Haifa naval base, discusses cooperation between navies.

Greek Navy commander visits Israel. Yad Vashem

During Yad Vashem visit:

Biden got down on his knees in front of two Holocaust survivors

Biden after meeting two survivors at Yad Vashem: I vow to continue to fight the poison of antisemitism.

Biden got down on his knees in front of two Holocaust survivors

Watch: US President Biden Visits Yad Vashem

PM Lapid and President Herzog accompany US President to Israel's main Holocaust museum.

Watch: US President Biden Visits Yad Vashem

Biden to meet Holocaust survivors during Jerusalem visit

President Joe Biden slated to visit Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, meet with two survivors.

Biden to meet Holocaust survivors during Jerusalem visit

Pope hosts Yad Vashem director at Vatican

In a first, the Pope hosts director of Israel's Holocaust museum - but doesn't discuss Catholic Church’s Holocaust controversies.

Pope hosts Yad Vashem director at Vatican

Belarussian Couple Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations

Kondratiy and Anna Lakotko, who risked their lives to save 6 Jews during WWII, to be posthumously recognized by Yad Vashem tomorrow.

Belarussian Couple Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations

Yad Vashem chairman:

'Not every war crime is genocide'

Yad Vashem chairman Dani Dayan explains at Jerusalem Conference led by Arutz Sheva why he declined a meeting with Ukraine's President.

'Not every war crime is genocide'

Skyscraper in the middle of Jerusalem? Residents say 'Never'

Most locals vehemently oppose a high-rise glamour building slated to go up next door to Yad Vashem.

Skyscraper in the middle of Jerusalem? Residents say 'Never'

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, 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.'

'I saw Elijah the prophet in the form of a German guard'

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.'

Rebecca Elizur: 'We were deported like animals'

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.

'Israel is the guarantee there will never be another Holocaust'

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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.

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022 Opening Ceremony at Yad Vashem

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.'

‘Comparing Ukraine to the Holocaust is deplorable’

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.

Zelenskyy distorting Ukraine's role in the Holocaust

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

Op-ed:

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

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?