Yad Vashem and the ‘two genocides’

Eastern European politics is rewriting the history of the Holocaust and threatening Yad Vashem’s mission of remembering.

August 12, 2013 18:34
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Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius lays a wreath in Jerusalem, May 19

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius lays a wreath . (photo credit: AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS)


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I remember my first visit to Yad Vashem as a 16-year-old visitor to Jerusalem. It had a profound, and indeed formative, effect on me.

I left there with a badge clipped to my lapel inscribed with the motto, zakhor, the Hebrew word for remember.


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