Tuesday, 3 July 2012
ABC Wednesday, Y of Yad Vashem
“And to them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name (a “yad vashem”)... that shall not be cut off.”
(Isaiah, chapter 56, verse 5)
Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, was established in 1953 by an act of the Israeli Knesset. Since its inception, Yad Vashem has been entrusted with documenting the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust period, preserving the memory and story of each of the six million victims, and imparting the legacy of the Holocaust for generations to come through its archives, library, school, museums and recognition of the Righteous Among the Nations. Located on Har Hazikaron, the Mount of Remembrance, in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem is a vast, sprawling complex of tree-studded walkways leading to museums, exhibits, archives, monuments, sculptures, and memorials.
With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.We started round 10 of the fascinating meme of ABC. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with Y.
Cloudia from Comfort Spiral wrote about General Eisenhower's feelings when he saw the work of the Nazis in the concentration camps. See http://comfortspiral.blogspot.com of June 19th.
" On April 4, 1945, elements of
the United States Army
captured the Ohrdruf concentration camp
. . . .. Bodies were piled
throughout the camp.
There was evidence everywhere
of systematic butchery.
Many of the mounds of
dead bodies were still smoldering
from failed attempts
by the departing SS guards
to burn them.
By that time, Buchenwald itself
had been captured.
every American soldier in the area
who was not on the front lines
to visit Ohrdruf and Buchenwald.