Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem

PHOTO: Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem

Hall of Names at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, Israel

Click on title to view photo in large format. Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, pursues education, documentation, and research about the six-million Jews who were murdered during World War II. The main exhibit hall, with its gut-wrenching displays and photos, ensures we will never forget this grisly time in our history.

The Hall of Names shown in the above photo stands at the end of the displays. The vast cone that descends from the ceiling is covered with photos of those who perished in the Holocaust. They reach to the ceiling, and reflect in the still waters of a pool beneath the cone. In lieu of cemeteries or headstones for the victims, this memorial serves as a remembrance for all time.

2 Comments on “PHOTO: Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem

  1. Museums like this are so incredible. I remember visiting the Apartheid Museum in South Africa, WTC in New York and the killing fields museum in Cambodia. I could only imagine what a place like this would be like especially with the Hall of Names. Great photo as well!

    • Thank you so much Mark. It was both fascinating and gut-wrenching, but I really believe places like this are essential so that we never forget.

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