Shalom! Yad Vashem – The Holocaust Memorial

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel.

The day before we flew back to Singapore, we spent the morning at Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Centre.

Yad Vashem is established in 1953 as the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, a genocide in which Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany and its collaborators killed about 6 million Jews including 1.5 million children between 1941 to 1945 throughout Nazi Germany, German-occupied territories and territories held by allies of Nazi Germany.

The name “Yad Vashem” is taken from Isaiah 56:5 to express that the Jewish victims are like the eunuch who leave no trace (refer to the earlier verses in Isaiah 56 for context), and that there will be a national depository for their names. Emphasis in bold are my own.

“To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial, and a name better than that of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name which will not be cut off.”  Isaiah 56:5


Memorial to the Jewish children murdered by the Nazis


For more on Yad Vashem, do check out

For more on my Israel trip, check out Shalom! Israel.


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