Westerbork transit camp, the Netherlands, Hannukah 1943.
Children crowd around the lighting of Hannukah candles. The very next day most were deported to Auschwitz.
Hannukah is a time of joy and hope, celebrated by Jewish parents and their children around the world. The brightly lit candles symbolize the triumph of good over evil, weak over strong, and light over dark.
To this day that same message of hope holds true.Yet there are still those who are intent on spreading a message of hate.
Each year, drawing upon the stories of the Jewish victims and survivors of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem’s educational programs connect more than one million visitors, Jewish educators and students to their heritage, giving them a renewed and strengthened sense of identity, as well as the tools to deal with the challenges of Holocaust denial and antisemitism.
On Hannukah 1943, even in the darkness of the Holocaust, these children sought to maintain their connection to their Jewish heritage. You can help us pass their legacy on to future generations.
Only with your help will we be able to reach our year end goal of $450,000.