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Yad Vashem, Holocaust Remembrance Authority (1953 -- present) | Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Name: Yad Vashem, Holocaust Remembrance Authority (1953 -- present)

Historical Note: Yad Vashem is an official memorial and remembrance authority of Israel, established in 1953. The core goal of Yad Vashem is to recognize gentiles who at personal risk and without financial or evangelistic motive chose to save the Jews from ongoing genocide during the Holocaust. Those recognized by the State of Israel as Righteous Among the Nations are honored in a section of Yad Vashem known as the Garden of the Righteous Among Nations. The Remembrance authority of Yad Vashem issue the diplomas and medals to them as a sign of recognition.

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