Sunday, January 26, 2014

יום הזיכרון הבינלאומי לשואה


The entrance into the Holocaust History Museum at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem.

The triangular building is cantilevered at its beginning and at the end.
In 2005 the United Nations designated January 27 as an annual International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.

At the very first U.N. Holocaust Memorial Day in 2006, Israel's Prof. Yehuda Bauer delivered the "Remembrance and Beyond" keynote address at the United Nations.
He concluded his speech thus:
I come from a people that gave the Ten Commandments to the world.
Let us agree that we need three more, and they are these:
thou shalt not be a perpetrator;
thou shalt not be a victim;
and thou shalt never, but never, be a bystander.
(Linking to Our World Tuesday and  Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors.)


William Kendall said...

A very stark, commanding building.

Those remarks are very powerful.

Suzanne said...


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately the three more commandments are not respected.


Hels said...

I went to a wedding last night where the parents of both bride and groom were born in Europe after Dec 1945. Yes they recalled in their speeches the grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins who were murdered in the war, but who will remember these people once the next generation arrives?

We should all be very grateful for Yad Vashem.

cieldequimper said...

The memorial in Berlin is still on my list of places to go...

The stark architecture here is perfect I think.

VP said...

An essential building.

Kay said...

Professor Bauer's speech is truly powerful and should be heard and practiced the world over. Unfortunately, there is too much evil still gripping too many countries right now.

Anonymous said...

Memorial Day in Germany since 1996.


Fun60 said...

A timely reminder for us all.

Jim said...

Great architecture.

toby said...

Impressive shots, and a great quote that I hadn't heard before.
On a potentially inappropriate lighter side, my teenaged daughter went with her school to Yad Vashem yesterday, and came home reporting that she was somehow very much in the mood for a Toblerone...
(sorry, couldn't resist!)

toby said...

No, I don't think the architect thought of it that way. I've been there a few times, I never did either! :)