As there are now fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors alive each year, Yad Vashem faces the challenge of how to meaningfully impart their legacy in the 21st century. In order to meet this challenge, Yad Vashem’s historical museum complex was designed and built using modern, innovative technologies and tools, to commemorate the Holocaust with depth, meaning and relevance for generations to come. The museum is visited by over one million people every year.
Yad Vashem has the largest collection in the world of archives and documents relating to the Holocaust.
Yad Vashem’s International Institute for Holocaust Research is an autonomous academic research division, founded to encourage and support worldwide scholarly research on the Holocaust and Holocaust related topics.
Yad Vashem’s International School of Holocaust Studies runs seminars and programmes for over 300,000 people a year.
Yad Vashem is the only Holocaust Museum with a programme to honour the Righteous Among the Nations – non-Jews who, at the risk of their own lives, helped Jews during the Holocaust. This project, which has so far honoured nearly 27,000 people, is a unique and unprecedented attempt by survivors and victims of the Shoah to pay tribute to people who stood by their side at a time of persecution and great tragedy.