Annual Scholarly Lecture Open to the General Public
We invite you to join us for the Danek Gertner Yad Vashem Research Scholarship Annual Lecture. Opening Remarks will be delivered by Prof. Dan Michman, Head of International Institute for Holocaust Research and Incumbent of the John Najmann Chair for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem; Bar-Ilan University and a lecture will be given by Daniel Lee, University of London, entitled, “The S.S. Officer’s Armchair: Uncovering the Hidden Life of a Nazi”. The event will be held via Zoom on 26 May, 17:30 Israel time. Click here to register.
Yad Vashem Chairman Meets with New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams
Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan attended this week’s “Celebrate Israel” Parade in New York City, joining thousands of participants in support of Israel and the parade’s theme “Together Again.” Later he spoke at the Jerusalem Conference, which took place in Manhattan’s Intercontinental Hotel together with other Jewish and Israeli leaders. In a one-on-one interview with journalist Carrie Rubenstein, Dayan discussed the mission of Yad Vashem, the challenges to Holocaust education and remembrance at a time when Holocaust survivors are dwindling, the war in Ukraine, and the rise of antisemitism. Additionally, during Dayan’s visit to New York, he met with New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Governor of New York Kathy Hochul. Click here to learn more.
From our Publications – Standing up to Evil: A Zionist’s Underground Rescue Activities in Hungary
Born in 1916 in Slovakia, Peretz Révész was forced to abandon his medical studies with the onset of the anti-Jewish policy in 1938. He became a Zionist youth movement leader in 1941, helping smuggle members of his movement to neighboring Hungary, where Jews still enjoyed most civil rights. After Germany invaded Hungary in 1944, Révész assumed a leadership role in the Zionist underground and undertook several rescue operations. He continued his activities after the Soviet occupation of Hungary, sending children to Eretz Israel. Standing Up to Evil is an authentic and fascinating memoir that describes the author’s many valiant rescue activities. It also offers another perspective on the “Kasztner Affair” and the contacts with SS officials and German counterintelligence, providing an invaluable account of the Holocaust in Hungary. Click here to purchase.