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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Keren Hayesod joins with the rest of the international community in marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly established January 27 as the official day of remembrance for victims of the Holocaust. The chosen date commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Red Army on January 27, 1945. Keren Hayesod has a long history of supporting Holocaust survivors. Keren Hayesod was part of wartime efforts to help Jews in Europe and assisted refugees to come to Israel. New immigrants were taken care of through Keren Hayesod supported projects. Today, that effort continues through our work with survivors in Israel. We support the Amigour project, which provides sheltered and public housing for Israel’s elderly, including Holocaust survivors. In addition to putting a roof over their heads, Amigour housing projects provide residents with a broad range of social and cultural services at its on-site facilities.

The Star of David, which today proudly adorns our national flag, was turned by the Nazi s into a badge of shame.

We shall never forget that horrible chapter in the life of our people and pass on the lessons we learned.

The painting presented here is what artist Jacques Vainunska, the former official Keren Hayesod-UIA photographer, portrayed when immortalizing this memory.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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