December 30, 2011

OAT Israel: Yad Vashem, Holocaust Survivor, Armenian Journalist

Yad Vashem is a memorial to the more than six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
The "Hall of Names" strives to ensure that no victim is forgotten.
A Holocaust survivor described his horrific experience. For many years, he did not want to talk about it - not even to his family.  But, when he began to learn that many people today don't believe the Holocaust happened, he knew he had to tell his story. 
Later in our hotel, an Armenian journalist told us what it is like to have been born in Israel but require a visa / travel document to travel into Israel from areas under Palestinian control (such as Bethlehem) because she is Palestinian.  

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