Israel Preserves Holocaust Survivors’ Memorbilia

Through its “Gathering the Fragments” program, Yad Vashem has collected some 250,000 items from survivors and their families in recent years to be stored for posterity and displayed online in hopes of preserving the memory of the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis, even after the last of the survivors has passed away. Copious video testimonies have been filmed and even holograms have been produced to try to recreate the powerful impact of a survivor’s recollection, which has been the staple of Holocaust commemoration for decades. This year, an Instagram account was created based on the real-life journal of a teenage Jewish victim to make her story more accessible to a younger generation.

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