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Yad Vashem opens new exhibit showcasing Survivors Possessions

29 January, 201329 January, 2013 0 comments Events Events

Timed to coincide with International Holocaust Rememberance Day, Yad Vashem opened up a new exhibit this week, showcasing the possessions of Holocaust survivors. The exhibit, entitled "Gathering the Fragments", opened on January 27,  International Holocaust Rememberance Day and showcases a wide variety of survivor possessions.  Over 71,000 items were so far collected  for the exhibit, including one woman's teddy bear, which accompanied her throughout her family's plight through the former Soviet Union.


To create the exhibit, Yad Vashem reached out to Israels and others asking for items in order to further tell the story of both survivors and those that did not survive. The museum made an appeal for documents, letters, photographs or other objects from the years before the war, during the Holocaust, inside the DP camps and the immediate post-war period, asking people to give them to Yad Vashem. These items, along with the important stories accompanying each item have been catalogued and are on display in this special exhibit.

Additional collection days are being held in the next couple of weeks and are shown below:

30.1.13 - Mediterranean Towers, 23 HaNetzach Street, Ramat Hasharon

3.2.13 - Elisha Towers, 12 Yair Katz Street, Haifa

4.2.13 - Wizo Horim, 40 King David Street, Tel Aviv

6.2.13 - Nofei Hasharon, 7 Petach Tikva Street, Netanya

Collection days will be held from 9:30am till 3:30pm unless otherwise indicated.

For further information on collections email collect@yadvashem.org


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