(photo credit: Yad Vashem)
The Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum on Thursday asked people to send it artifacts,
photographs and documents related to the Holocaust so that it could preserve
them from deterioration.
The museum said the project was aimed at
preventing such items from being lost so that future generations may see
“Personal stories told through artifacts, art work, diaries,
letters and post cards add another dimension to education about the Holocaust
and remembering it,” Avner Shalev, Yad Vashem chairman, said. “A large part of
what we do here at Yav Vashem including our educational and research work is
based on such documentation.
That’s why we’re encouraging people who may
have items related to the Holocaust to bring them in so that they may be viewed
Dr. Haim Gartner, the head of the archives department at
the museum, speculated that a lot of valuable information on the persecution of
the Jews by the Nazis may be discovered through the project.
those in possession of the documents aren’t aware of their importance and the
need to keep them,” he said. “At Yad Vashem they will be well preserved and
accessible to the public.”