Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem is hallowed ground, keeping remembrance and honor of the those who perished in the Holocaust. The campus is actually a 44.5 acre complex containing not only the museum itself, but an International Institute for Holocaust Research and Education, large archives of artifacts, volumes of research, monuments of all kinds, a very emotional exhibit honoring the 1.5 million children who perished, and various sections dedicated to things such as Jewish villages, Holocaust artwork, and even cattle cars and other relics of that horrible atrocity.
A visit to Yad Vashem is an important stop on every tour itinerary, yet most people see only a small portion of the campus. In 2015, I had the blessed privilege of attending an 8-day Christian Leaders Seminar at Yad Vashem, and open access to most of the campus. It was both fascinating and gut-wrenching.
To follow that journey, begin with this post and click to each succeeding day, using the tabs at the bottom. There are amazing accounts of the seminar, meeting Holocaust survivors and a pastor in our group getting the news his father was named Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem. Those were amazing days!
One of the fantastic people on staff at Yad Vashem is Shaya Ben Yehuda, who is retiring soon. CBN’s Jerusalem Dateline recently produced this piece, as Shaya takes us on a virtual tour of Yad Vashem. On this day of International Holocaust Remembrance, I hope you are blessed by this tour!
God’s blessings, Shaya! Thank you for your decades of friendship to Christians around the world. You will be greatly missed, but I pray your retirement is a blessing!