Posts Tagged ‘Yad Vashem’

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat speaks to the Knesset about peace Nov. 20, 1977.

Sadat Addresses the Knesset

November 20, 1977 From the Center for Israel Education One day after arriving from Egypt for his historic visit to Jerusalem, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat addresses a specially arranged sitting of the Knesset. The Egyptian President spent his morning reciting prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and visiting the Holocaust Memorial at Yad Vashem.…

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George Zeitler, grandson of Anna Zeitler, holds the certificate naming her a Righteous Among the Nations for saving two Jewish brothers during the Holocaust. From left to right: Abe Slaim, his cousin Bella Szlamkowicz Weberman, whose father was also hidden in the barn, Petra Zeitler, George Zeitler, John Slaim and his cousin Issac Szlamkowicz.

Honor Heroism

Local family goes to Poland For Yad Vashem presentation. This summer, Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem, conducted a special ceremony in Munich to posthumously honor the life of a German woman who hid two Jewish brothers in her barn as a Righteous Among the Nations. Four fateful weeks in 1945 forever linked…

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Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Israel

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 8

Why will this day be different from all other days? Because today is Shabbat in Jerusalem, which is always a totally ‘sababba’ (cool) experience. Tonight we will go back to the Western Wall to celebrate Shabbat. But first we head to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. For those who’ve never…

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Israeli flags are at half mast for Yom HaShoah in Israel. Yom Hashoah in Israel

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 7

It’s strange. Everyday we seem to experience something that feels like the ultimate ‘wow’ moment, and then the next day our ‘wow’ moment is even bigger. That’s exactly the feeling today. Today is a ‘Yom HaShoah Day’, Israel’s annual day to remember the 6,000,000 Jews lost in the Holocaust. Every year on this day, at…

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