A month ago, I went with some friends from work to see Yad Vashem museum.
This concrete bridge over car park has a a scripture from Ezekiel 37 : 14 “I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.”
The triangular building on the left is where the exhibits are, in the middle is a ticket hall, although entrance is free, but brochures can be bought and radio headsets can be rented for languages other than English and Hebrew and a cafe and toilets are in the basement.
The museum doesn’t allow the public to take pictures, but I did get one of this tall domed roof hosts photos and documents of children. I touched on recently how members of the public with families who perished have been invited to submitted to Google recently in conjunction with Yad Vashem.
There are many things that I feel shamed reading about, how Christians accused Jews of being ‘Christ killers’ and how the British denied boat loads of Jews desperate for a safe place to call home from docking with (The British Mandate of) Palestine. This was many things that were shocking in addition to the precise way the Nazis committed large scale genocide.
You would think that lessons would be learned from a murder on a mass scale like this.
There are number of things today that deeply trouble me. One is that are worryingly parallels between Nazi fascism and today’s rhetoric from Arab nations, and bits of this are echoed in the western media. Some of these things was the Nazi’s call to boycott Jews, as some vintage propaganda posters were shown in a cabinet. Other similarities are the Nazis burning books, and countries today turning off their internet to try and keep the public in ignorance.
Its crazy today that some people try to change history and pretend this awful event never happened. There is also a secondary type of hatred, and that is from people who consider the previously mentioned people to be a credible authority of information.
It was only a few years after this terrible part of history before the birth of the modern state of Israel in 1948. A nation born in a day. Isaiah 66 : 8 says “Who has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen things like this? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children.”
This photo I took at the end of the museum, is this amazing view of the north of Jerusalem onto a forest. This beautiful and dramatic view is a nice and concludes a visitor’s trip by showing the land that the Jewish people waited so long for.
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