Yad Vashem collecting personal items from Holocaust

28.04.2011                      24.Nisan, 5771                      Tag 9 des Omer

Yad Vashem:

Yad Vashem collecting personal items from Holocaust

Public asked to donate letters, photos, diaries, art, anything else related to the period before, during, directly after the Holocaust.

In anticipation of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, Yad Vashem has launched its first campaign to collect personal artifacts related to the Holocaust.
The campaign, called “Gathering the Fragments,” aims to encourage survivors, children of survivors, and anyone with letters, photographs, diaries, art, or anything else related to the period before, during, and directly after the Holocaust to donate the material.
Yad Vashem is racing to collect personal artifacts and the stories behind them before they are accidentally thrown out or their owners pass away. Dr. Haim Gertner, the director of the Archives Division at Yad Vashem, encouraged people to bring their personal items to the museum, where they can be cataloged, scanned, and preserved for future generations….