Yad Vashem (Hill of Remembrance)

Yad Vashem (Hill of Remembrance)

The name of Yad Vashem, «a place and a name» comes from Book of Isaiah: «Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off»

Yad Vashem is a huge memorial complex dedicated to the victims of the Shoah of European Jewry during World War II, which is called the "Holocaust" in Europe. The buildings of the Memorial are composed of 6 million stones symbolizing these victims.
The name translates as Hand and Name, but the word "Yad" in Biblical Hebrew has another meaning - monument, memorial, tombstone. The name is taken as a quote from the Bible: memory and name shall remain in the affairs of men.

More info: www.yadvashem.org

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