Torchlighters at Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day Ceremony
Each year, during the official Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day ceremony that takes place at Yad Vashem, six torches, representing the six million Jews, are lit by Holocaust survivors. The personal stories of the torchlighters reflect the central theme chosen by Yad Vashem for Holocaust Remembrance Day. Their individual experiences are portrayed in short films screened during the ceremony. Click here to learn more about the stories of the torchlighters who participated in the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day ceremony in April 2022.
Before My Very Eyes – Yad Vashem’s New Educational Center for Holocaust Remembrance in the Negev
Yad Vashem recently inaugurated « Before My Very Eyes, » the Yad Vashem Educational Center for Holocaust Remembrance at the Ariel Sharon IDF Training Campus in the Negev. The new Center comprises a specially curated overview of the Shoah, as well as interactive exhibition areas that present value-based exhibits connected to the Jewish experience during those terrible years, in order to encourage soldiers and other visitors to reflect on their role in society today. Click here to learn more.
Online Exhibition: Holocaust Survivors and the State of Israel
We invite you to visit an online exhibition entitled: « Holocaust Survivors and the State of Israel ». The struggle of the survivors to come to Israel, to rebuild their lives, and become active partners in the most important communal endeavor of the Jewish people in the 20th century, is a wondrous achievement that knows no equal in human history. Click here to learn more about their remarkable stories.