The light within the dark

Ahead of Hanukka, Yad Vashem has created an online exhibition of ‘silent witnesses.’

By JERUSALEM ROAST STAFF
December 7, 2017 15:56
4 minute read.
A brass hannukia from Tranistria

A brass hannukia from Tranistria. (photo credit: COURTESY OF YAD VASHEM ARTIFACTS COLLECTION)

 
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The story of Hanukka symbolizes the resilience and continuity of Judaism throughout its troubled history. This is reflected in the way this holiday was observed throughout Europe by all types of Jews before, during and in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

In advance of the Hanukka holiday, Yad Vashem created an online exhibition of photos, artifacts and testimonies from its collections connected to this special festival. Each item carries with it the personal story of the people behind it, making them “silent witnesses” of the tragedy that befell the Jewish people during the Holocaust.

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