Yad Vashem launches YouTube Channels for Holocaust Remembrance

Israel observed Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Remembrance Day, a holiday inaugurated in 1959 to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. Yad Vashem, the Jerusalem-based center for remembering the Holocaust's victims and survivors – who own a new Museum, that preserves the horrible history of the Holocaust and puts it in context for all of us […]

Israel observed Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Remembrance Day, a holiday inaugurated in 1959 to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.

Yad Vashem, the Jerusalem-based center for remembering the Holocaust's victims and survivors – who own a new Museum, that preserves the horrible history of the Holocaust and puts it in context for all of us has launched two new YouTube channels, one in English, the other in Arabic. They feature testimonies from Holocaust survivors, historians' lectures on key issues related to the Holocaust, and footage of events big and small (Pope John Paul II's visit in 2000, a touching family reunion). More importantly, they are a way for Yad Vashem to surpass its physical boundaries and reach out to an audience worldwide. This is the promise the Internet holds: to inform and connect the globe, to remember stories, to teach us. As Elie Wiesel said in his speech at the opening of the museum: “If we decided to tell the tale, it is because we wanted the world to be a better world, just a better world, and learn and remember.”

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