Yad Vashem Exhibit: Rescue by Jews; Gathering of Fragments-Request for Personal Items Related to Holocaust Before and Immediately After #israel #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen



Yad Vashem has an online exhibition, Rescue by Jews  “One for All”.  Throughout the Holocaust, in the shadow at the hands of the Nazis there were Jews who attempted to save their fellow Jews despite difficult conditions.  Not all were successful. Jews saving Jews was accomplished by forging documents, locating hiding places, smuggling, providing food, clothing and medicines. Rescuers worked in camps, ghettos, partisan ranks on their own and in communities. Non-Jews who helped them were later recognized as Righteous Among the Nations.


The exhibition is based on survivor testimony and tells the stories of the “Nasza Grupa” (“our group in Polish) and other rescuers and features 11 stories of Jews saving Jews, from Belarus, Germany, the Netherlands. Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, France, Croatia and Romania.


Click on the photograph of one of the 11 persons featured at :

https://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/rescue-by-jews/index.asp  and you will be able to read their stories.


Gathering of Fragments is a campaign to rescue personal items from the Holocaust. Yad Vashem is asking survivors, family members and the general public to search for documents, photographs or objects from the years before the war, during the Holocaust, life in DP camps and immediate post-war period and submit them to Yad Vashem so they may be preserved for posterity. For more information email them at: collect@...


There is an exhibition, Gathering the Fragments: Behind the Scenes but that is only available at Yad Vashem not virtually.

To read more: https://www.yadvashem.org/gathering-fragments/about.html


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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