The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) is deeply saddened to
hear of the passing of Zvi Bernhardt, Deputy Director of the Hall of
Names at Yad Vashem.
Our organization, as well as many of the individuals that make up our
leadership and members, worked closely with Zvi on a multitude of
projects over his years working at Yad Vashem, from the earliest days
of our organization (and earlier) to as recently as this week. We will
miss him, as both a colleague and as a friend.
It is hard to express the shock we feel at this loss. An empty void is
left behind in the worlds of Holocaust research and Jewish genealogy,
two areas that he worked in and tried to integrate.
To his colleagues at Yad Vashem, and in the many organizations that
worked with him, we share in your sorrow.
To his family, we offer our deepest condolences. May God comfort you
among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
זכר צדיק לברכה
With a heavy heart,