| Getting Ready for the Official Ceremony on the eve|
of Holocaust Remembrance Day
Throughout the day, a special collection point is being manned at Yad Vashem for the "Gathering the Fragments" Campaign. Since the inception of this 11th hour rescue campaign only one year ago, some 51,000 personal items have been gathered from more than 3,000 individuals. These letters, documents, diaries, artwork and mementos from the Holocaust-era are brought to Yad Vashem where they are preserved for posterity and become an essential part of the preserving the memories and stories that lie behind these items future generations.