Yad Vashem

   The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, Israel’s national institution of Holocaust commemoration, is located in Jerusalem. Yad Vashem was established by an act of the Knesset (parliament) on 18 May 1953. Yad Vashem was inspired by a verse in Isaiah that reads: “Ever unto them will I give within my house and within my walls a monument and a memorial . . . I will give them an everlasting memorial, which will never be cut off.” The museum is the center for Holocaust archives and since 1957 has published Yad Vashem Studies, an annual in Hebrew and English that devotes each issue to the most recent research in Holocaust studies. Yad Vashem also includes a Garden of Remembrance that honors over 13,660 Righteous Gentiles who aided Jews during the Holocaust. For the past several decades, Yad Vashem has also become a major shrine where more than a million people come each year to honor the memory of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis. A visit to Yad Vashem has also become part of the itinerary for official guests of the State of Israel.

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  • Yad Vashem — ( he. יד ושם also spelled Yad VaShem; Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority ) is Israel s official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust established in 1953 through the Yad Vashem Law passed by the Knesset, Israel s… …   Wikipedia

  • Yad Vashem —   [jaːd vɑ ʃɛm; hebräisch »ein Denkmal und ein Name«], 1953/57 gegründete Gedenk und Forschungsstätte in Jerusalem zur Erinnerung an die Opfer des Holocaust; im Ohel Jiskor (»Halle der Erinnerung«) sind die Namen von 22 Konzentrations und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Yad-Vashem — Die Halle der Namen Yad Vashem (gelegentlich auch in der Schreibweise Jad Waschem oder Yad Washem), offiziell: „Gedenkstätte der Märtyrer und Helden des Staates Israel im Holocaust“, ist die bedeutendste Gedenkstätte an die nationalsozialistische …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yad Vashem — Museo Yad Vashem, en memoria del holocausto, en Jerusalén. Yad Vashem (del hebreo יָד וָשֵׁם, «monumento y nombre»; apócope de su nombre completo, («Yad Vashem», el Ente para el Recuerdo de los Mártires y Héroes del Holocausto»), es la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Yad Vashem — Die Halle der Namen Yad Vashem (gelegentlich auch in der Schreibweise Jad Waschem oder Yad Washem), offiziell: „Gedenkstätte der Märtyrer und Helden des Staates Israel im Holocaust“, ist die bedeutendste Gedenkstätte, die an die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yad Vashem — Mémorial de Yad Vashem Sculpture au mémorial de Yad Vashem. Une sculpture semblable est exposée au Camp de concentration Nazi de Dachau Le mémorial de Yad Vashem (יד ושם) est un mémorial israélien à Jérusalem, en mémoire des victimes juives d …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Yad Vashem — /yahd vah shem /, Hebrew. 1. the official authority in Israel for the commemoration of the Holocaust and its victims. 2. the memorial shrine administered by this authority. Also, Yad va Shem. * * * …   Universalium

  • Yad Vashem — /yahd vah shem /, Hebrew. 1. the official authority in Israel for the commemoration of the Holocaust and its victims. 2. the memorial shrine administered by this authority. Also, Yad va Shem …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yad Vashem — (Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority)    The official Israeli authority to commemorate the heroes and martyrs who died in the Holocaust. The name, meaning monument and memorial, is derived from the Bible. The authority was created… …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • Yad Vashem — n. Israel s official memorial and museum in Jerusalem commemorating the Holocaust and its victims …   English contemporary dictionary

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