Thursday, January 26, 2017
Yad Vashem - the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem
Alexis Rudman, vice president of the National Learning Corporation in Syosset, New York, is responsible for the content of educational materials produced by the publisher. Throughout her career, Alexis Rudman has traveled the world and has visited several sites in Israel. Ms. Rudman has developed an interest in the history of the Holocaust and World War II.
Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, is located on a 45-acre campus on historic Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. The center is a premier source for education, research, and documentation related to the tragedy of the Holocaust. Originally established in 1953, shortly after Israel became an independent nation, the center features a museum and numerous opportunities for visitors to pay their respects and learn from this dark period in history.
Yad Vashem underwent a large-scale renovation and reopened to the public in 2005. The museum’s nine galleries tell the story of the Jewish people from their beginning to modern times. Exhibits include photographs, personal items, and art that tell the story of the Holocaust in an engaging, accessible way, focusing on the stories of individuals and families.
Visitors also have an opportunity to visit the Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations which features 2,000 trees planted in honor of non-Jews who risked their lives to assist Jews who were suffering persecution during World War II.