A new project at Yad Vashem analyzes the first letters that survivors wrote after the Holocaust, letting their loved ones know that they were alive
Yad Vashem comes in at No. 22, ahead of the Terracotta army and mausoleum, but way behind New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art at No. 1
It’s made of nickel and a piece of crystal. But it helped save Jews from the Nazis.
Passover prayerbook scrawled in diary donated to Yad Vashem
‘This is a report on a library trip to Israel from a bookish girl who is now a bookish old lady’
CNN host visits Yad Vashem and Auschwitz for the network’s ‘Roots’ series
How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
Niece of man saved by Dutchman who returned Yad Vashem medal says, ‘He is a righteous man’
Dutch Righteous Among the Nations cited death of relatives in Israeli strikes
Thousands of Holocaust stories have been published. Many, like ‘Sky Tinged Red,’ are rescued from oblivion by family.
NYC mayor given remembrance award for ‘visionary leadership,’ philanthropy
Plus first Arab named ‘Righteous Among the Nations,’ and more in the news
The longtime Yad Vashem historian died Tuesday in Jerusalem at age 90
Aristides de Sousa Mendes lost his reputation and his home. Now the grandson of a man he saved tries to restore both.
Giovanni Palatucci wasn’t a rescuer—he was a Nazi collaborator
Plus two tourists, including an Israeli, are kidnapped in Sinai
In my grandfather’s village, I found the man he’d been before memories of the Holocaust destroyed him
Plus shots fired in England, the pope at Yad Vashem, and more
An IDF soldier, whose job is to comfort families of fallen soldiers, was also there for me
A yellowed photo hidden with an heirloom watch led me to discover a prewar life I never knew existed
Plus Manna that travels with you, a Swiss shul, and more
Plus Homs pulverized, Adelson’s new agenda, and more in the news
Plus U.S. pledges Iran attack past ‘red lines,’ and more
Plus J Street vs. Berkeley, CAP responds, and more
Some post-Yom HaShoah reading
The edited typescript of “Eichmann in Jerusalem” reveals New Yorker editor William Shawn’s meticulous work
The Eichmann Trial opened in Jerusalem 50 years ago today. Here are the six most significant moments captured in trial films archived at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
More than a million people visit the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland each year, where they’re led by specially trained tour guides charged with telling—and retelling—a story of unimaginable horror
Plus the ketubah is in, Birthright sex, and more
Holocaust Museum release massive searchable photo archives