‘Marking the New Year’ at Yad Vashem

In a new online exhibit, Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial museum, presents a glimpse into some of the ways that Jews marked the High Holidays before, during and immediately after the Holocaust.

“Marking the New Year” – click here to see it in English – features approximately 50 items from Yad Vashem’s collections, including greeting cards, documents, religious artifacts and testimonies – all relating to the Jewish New Year.

Featured items include Rosh Hashanah cards written by children in the Bergen-Belsen camp, a shofar that survived the war and a Jewish calendar that includes illustrations by a man who did not survive the Holocaust. May their memory never be forgotten.

The exhibit is featured in English, Hebrew and Spanish.

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