Yad Vashem

  • yad vashem
    יָד וַשֵׁם
    yad vashem logo.svg
    israel-2013(2)-aerial-jerusalem-yad vashem 01.jpg
    aerial view of yad vashem
    established19 august 1953
    locationon the western slope of mount herzl, also known as the mount of remembrance, a height in western jerusalem, israel
    typeisrael's official memorial to the victims of the holocaust
    visitorsabout 925,000 (2017),[1] 800,000 (2016 and 2015)[2][3]
    websitewww.yadvashem.org

    yad vashem (hebrew: יָד וַשֵׁם; literally, "a monument and a name") is israel's official memorial to the victims of the holocaust. it is dedicated to preserving the memory of the dead; honoring jews who fought against their nazi oppressors and gentiles who selflessly aided jews in need; and researching the phenomenon of the holocaust in particular and genocide in general, with the aim of avoiding such events in the future.

    established in 1953, yad vashem is on the western slope of mount herzl, also known as the mount of remembrance, a height in western jerusalem, 804 meters (2,638 ft) above sea level and adjacent to the jerusalem forest. the memorial consists of a 180-dunam (18.0 ha; 44.5-acre) complex containing two types of facilities: some dedicated to the scientific study of the holocaust and genocide in general, and memorials and museums catering to the needs of the larger public. among the former there are a research institute with archives, a library, a publishing house, and an educational center, and the international school/institute for holocaust studies; among the latter, the holocaust history museum, memorial sites such as the children's memorial and the hall of remembrance, the museum of holocaust art, sculptures, outdoor commemorative sites such as the valley of the communities, and a synagogue.

    a core goal of yad vashem's founders was to recognize non-jews who, at personal risk and without a financial or evangelistic motive, chose to save jews from the ongoing genocide during the holocaust. those recognized by israel as righteous among the nations are honored in a section of yad vashem known as the garden of the righteous among the nations.

    yad vashem is the second-most-visited israeli tourist site, after the western wall, with approximately one million visitors each year. it does not charge any fee for admission.

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Yad Vashem
יָד וַשֵׁם
Yad Vashem Logo.svg
Israel-2013(2)-Aerial-Jerusalem-Yad Vashem 01.jpg
Aerial view of Yad Vashem
Established19 August 1953
LocationOn the western slope of Mount Herzl, also known as the Mount of Remembrance, a height in western Jerusalem, Israel
TypeIsrael's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust
Visitorsabout 925,000 (2017),[1] 800,000 (2016 and 2015)[2][3]
Websitewww.yadvashem.org

Yad Vashem (Hebrew: יָד וַשֵׁם; literally, "a monument and a name") is Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. It is dedicated to preserving the memory of the dead; honoring Jews who fought against their Nazi oppressors and Gentiles who selflessly aided Jews in need; and researching the phenomenon of the Holocaust in particular and genocide in general, with the aim of avoiding such events in the future.

Established in 1953, Yad Vashem is on the western slope of Mount Herzl, also known as the Mount of Remembrance, a height in western Jerusalem, 804 meters (2,638 ft) above sea level and adjacent to the Jerusalem Forest. The memorial consists of a 180-dunam (18.0 ha; 44.5-acre) complex containing two types of facilities: some dedicated to the scientific study of the Holocaust and genocide in general, and memorials and museums catering to the needs of the larger public. Among the former there are a research institute with archives, a library, a publishing house, and an educational center, and the International School/Institute for Holocaust Studies; among the latter, the Holocaust History Museum, memorial sites such as the Children's Memorial and the Hall of Remembrance, the Museum of Holocaust Art, sculptures, outdoor commemorative sites such as the Valley of the Communities, and a synagogue.

A core goal of Yad Vashem's founders was to recognize non-Jews who, at personal risk and without a financial or evangelistic motive, chose to save Jews from the ongoing genocide during the Holocaust. Those recognized by Israel as Righteous Among the Nations are honored in a section of Yad Vashem known as the Garden of the Righteous Among the Nations.

Yad Vashem is the second-most-visited Israeli tourist site, after the Western Wall, with approximately one million visitors each year. It does not charge any fee for admission.