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 http://www.yadvashem.org/
For more on my Israel trip, check out Shalom! Israel.
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