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
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.
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.
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.
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