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Yad Vashem, Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations, autumn 2015. Trees have been planted around the Yad Vashem site in honor of those non-Jews who acted according to the most noble principles of humanity by risking their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust

Yad Vashem, Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations, autumn 2015. Trees have been planted around the Yad Vashem site in honor of those non-Jews who acted according to the most noble principles of humanity by risking their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust

Warsaw Ghetto Square - Yad Vashem, world center for Holocaust research, documentation, education and commemoration and dynamic place of intergenerational and international encounter. Autumn 2014

Warsaw Ghetto Square - Yad Vashem, world center for Holocaust research, documentation, education and commemoration and dynamic place of intergenerational and international encounter.

Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds has been recognized posthumously by the Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center as Righteous Among the Nations — an honor for non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.

U.S. Soldier Honored Posthumously For Protecting Jewish POWs In 1945

Roddie Edmonds has been recognized posthumously by the Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center as Righteous Among the Nations — an honor for non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.

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Madoka Nakamura & Mari Sugihara (left) standing by the tree honoring their grandfather Righteous Among the Nations from Japan Chiune-Sempo Sugihara. 16/12/12    In November 1939, Chiune-Sempo Sugihara, a Japanese career diplomat, was sent to  Kovno (Kaunas), then the capital of Lithuania, to serve as Japan's Consul. The visas granted by Sugihara saved Jews from the hands of the Nazis, who invaded Lithuania in June 1941.

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Madoka Nakamura & Mari Sugihara (left) standing by the tree honoring their grandfather Righteous Among the Nations from Japan Chiune-Sempo Sugihara. 16/12/12 In November 1939, Chiune-Sempo Sugihara, a Japanese career diplomat, was sent to Kovno (Kaunas), then the capital of Lithuania, to serve as Japan's Consul. The visas granted by Sugihara saved Jews from the hands of the Nazis, who invaded Lithuania in June 1941.

Yad Vashem, winter 2016. Foggy morning at Yad Vashem. The entrance to the Holocaust History Museum. Architect: Moshe Safdie.

Yad Vashem, winter Foggy morning at Yad Vashem. The entrance to the Holocaust History Museum.

Yad Vashem, the world center for Holocaust research, documentation, education and commemoration. Autumn 2015

Yad Vashem, the world center for Holocaust research, documentation, education and commemoration.

Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel, is the world center for Holocaust research, documentation, education and commemoration. Summer 2015

Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel, is the world center for Holocaust research, documentation, education and commemoration.

The Holocaust History Museum - Yad Vashem, the world center for Holocaust research, documentation, education and commemoration

The Holocaust History Museum - Yad Vashem, the world center for Holocaust research, documentation, education and commemoration

Father Rufino Niccaci at the tree planting ceremony at Yad Vashem. Father Rufino Niccaci, the Father Guardian of the St. Damiano Monastery, arranged false papers and found hiding places in the monasteries and convents, disguising the Jews as monks and nuns.

Father Rufino Niccaci at the tree planting ceremony at Yad Vashem. Father Rufino Niccaci, the Father Guardian of the St. Damiano Monastery, arranged false papers and found hiding places in the monasteries and convents, disguising the Jews as monks and nuns.

Yad Vashem online exhibit of those who hid/protected/saved Jews during WWII.

Vera Ugljesic, who was saved by Zlatan Ugljesic and married him after the war, kisses his name on the wall in the Garden of the Righteous Among the Nations, May 2013

Warsaw Ghetto Square - Yad Vashem, world center for Holocaust research, documentation, education and commemoration. Autumn 2015

Warsaw Ghetto Square - Yad Vashem, world center for Holocaust research, documentation, education and commemoration.

Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum  Jerusalem, Israel  by Moshe Safdie and Associates, Inc.

Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum Jerusalem, Israel by Moshe Safdie and Associates, Inc.

Summer 2015. The entrance to the Holocaust Art Museum. Yad Vashem’s collection of Holocaust art is the largest and most wide-ranging collection in the world. It comprises some 10,000 works, most of them from the Holocaust period

Summer The entrance to the Holocaust Art Museum. Yad Vashem’s collection of Holocaust art is the largest and most wide-ranging collection in the world. It comprises some works, most of them from the Holocaust period

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