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Yad Vashem Essay

  • Submitted by: jacksxoxo
  • on September 1, 2013
  • Category: History
  • Length: 1,720 words

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May 9th 1945 was the official end to the rein of terror Adolf Hitler inflicted on any person who he didn’t consider fit for his perfect Arian society. The real targets of Hitler’s “final solution” were the Jews. Hitler killed six million Jewish men, women and children. When the war was finally over and concentration camps were being liberated over 67 percent of the people who were brought to these camps died. The survivors of this tragic event in history were nothing more then walking corpses.   Many of these survivors couldn’t talk or even think about the terrible experiences they had during the war until years later. How do you to honor six million Jews along with millions of other innocent people who were killed during this “final solution”? After seven years of research, learning and collecting stories, artwork and pictures Yad Vashem was opened in Jerusalem.
As the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust,
Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts
its meaning for future generations. Established in 1953,
as the world center for documentation, research, education
and commemoration of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is today
a dynamic and vital place of intergenerational and international encounter.(Yad Vashem)

Yad Vashem opened its doors to honor the memories of the victims of a terrible tragedy called the Holocaust. The architect Moshe Safdie designed a complex building that makes the experience of being there even more impressive. The building cuts through a mountain in Jerusalem. Its triangular form is made to support the pressure of the earth as well as bring light in through a two hundred meter long skylight. This natural light source enhances your view of the museum. Other exhibits require complete darkness these exhibits contrast with the light that adds drama to the museum. “Within the galleries, light enters through localized skylights varying from diffused to clear glass, depending on the requirements of each...

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