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soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Holocaust, Antisemitism, Missionaries (9/12)
Section - Question 15.4: Is there any online information available on Yad Vashem?

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                                  Answer:
   
   Yad Vashem is the Holocaust memorial of the Jewish people. Located in
   Jerusalem Israel, it was established in 1953 by an act of Parliament.
   
   At the core of the Holocaust was the decision to kill the Jews--six
   million of whom were murdered. These events are of monumental
   significance for the contemporary world and, by directing visitors to
   confront this history, we hope to stimulate them to grapple with
   issues that strike at our basic nature as human beings and to gain
   insights about our societies and about ourselves.
   
   The name YAD VASHEM comes from a passage in the Book of Isaiah:
   
     "And to them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial
     ... an everlasting name [a "yad vashem"], that shall not be cut
     off." (chapter 56, verse 5).
     
   Yad Vashem is available via WWW using the following URL:
   [5]http://www.yad-vashem.org.il/

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