YadVashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, is the ultimate source for Holocaust education, documentation, commemoration and research. From the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, YadVashem’s integrated approach incorporates meaningful educational initiatives, groundbreaking research and inspirational exhibits. Its use of innovative technological platforms maximizes accessibility to the vast information in the YadVashem archival collections for an expanding global audience. YadVashem is at the forefront of unceasing efforts to safeguard and impart the memory of the victims and the events of the Shoah period; to document accurately one of the darkest chapters in the history of humanity; and to grapple effectively with the ongoing challenges of keeping the memory of the Holocaust relevant today and for future generations.
The Museum complex, visited by thousands of people daily, provides information and creates an experiential encounter with Holocaust history. The displays – including personal artifacts, authentic photographs, original artwork and survivor video testimonies – emphasize the unique human stories of the Jewish population in Europe during those terrible years.
The Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names is an ongoing endeavor to recover and memorialize the names and life stories of all the individual Holocaust victims. To date some 3.1 million Jews are commemorated in the database, which was uploaded to the Internet in November 2004. YadVashem is currently engaged in an urgent 11th hour campaign to recover the missing names and biographical information from the generation that witnessed the events.
Source: YadVashem Official Website