About Yad Vashem
Since its founding sixty four years ago, Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, has become synonymous with Holocaust remembrance throughout the world. Courageously confronting the annals of Nazi evil, it serves as the voice of the Jewish people and the conscience of humanity in the vital endeavor to transmit the history and the significance of the Holocaust to future generations. With the help and support of our generous donors, Yad Vashem stands as the international community’s preeminent institution, at the forefront of Holocaust education, commemoration, documentation, and research.
As the responsibility for preserving the memory of the Shoah passes from the remaining survivors to younger generations, Yad Vashem’s landmark Museum, designed by world renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the International School for Holocaust, the Archives, and Research Institute provide the Jewish people and the entire world with essential information and terms of reference for gaining knowledge and insight regarding the cataclysmic events of the period.
With unsurpassed skill and experience, Yad Vashem succeeds in instilling the memory of the Holocaust with depth and meaning, thus helping to ensure that the memory of the victims and the voices of the survivors will resonate and inspire for generations to come.
The American Society for Yad Vashem (ASYV) was established in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors, spearheaded by Eli Zborowski z”l, to support the crucial efforts of Yad Vashem. Since its establishment, ASYV has grown from a handful of dedicated members to over 65,000 passionate individuals throughout the country. ASYV advances the mission of Holocaust education and remembrance by hosting social and educational events in New York, California, Florida, and around the United States. Through seminars and conferences, ASYV trains educators and professionals to promulgate the educational curriculum of Yad Vashem in the classroom. ASYV initiatives include the Young Leadership Associates, a growing group of enthusiastic members of the third generation that has undertaken the task of developing programs to promote Holocaust education and awareness among their peers. With the support of our donors, ASYV is able to strengthen the efforts of Yad Vashem as together we remember the past and shape the future.