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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.

Survivor: We had symbolic Seder as the street went up in flamesplayer

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.

Survivor: My uncle was murdered as he was holding my handplayer

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.

Holocaust Survivor: Israel was our dream for many yearsplayer

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.

‘Abrash, recite the Shema prayer’player

'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.

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

'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.

'My faith was my source of strength'player

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.

Watch: Holocaust Remembrance Day Opening Ceremony 2020player

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.

Tonight: Hear Holocaust survivors' stories, watch torch-lighting

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 world

Holocaust Day 2020: Solidarity in a disintegrating worldplayer

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.'

Yad Vashem issues clarification regarding Holocaust Forum videos

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

A comprehensive report from the World Holocaust Forum Held in Jerusalem.

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

Hot Mic: Pence tells Netanyahu Trump 'unstoppable'

Vice President Mike Pence overheard telling PM Netanyahu President Trump is 'unstoppable' at Yad Vashem.

Hot Mic: Pence calls Trump 'unstoppable'player

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

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier addresses Holocaust Memorial event at Yad Vashem, recites Jewish blessing.

Watch: German President recites 'shehechiyanu' at Yad Vashemplayer

Next week: The Fifth World Holocaust Forum

Preparations underway for special event to be attended by leaders from US, Russia, France, UK and Germany

Next week: The Fifth World Holocaust Forum

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.

Polish President pulls out of Auschwitz event in Israel

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.

Unprecedented: Over 40 leaders to convene for Holocaust event

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 demand

Yad Vashem refuses Gantz request to address conference

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.

Rivlin thanks businessman who bought Hitler artifacts

Survivor meets rescuer: 'They saved our lives'

Holocaust survivors from Israel reunite with their wartime from Greece.

Survivor meets rescuer: 'They saved our lives'player

Watch: Rescuer meets survivors she helped save

Righteous among the Nations meets Jewish siblings she saved during the Holocaust and their 40 descendants.

Watch: Rescuer meets survivors she helped saveplayer