Chamber of the Holocaust

Chamber of the Holocaust The Chamber of the Holocaust, founded in 1949 in Jerusalem, is the world's first and oldest holocaust museum and memorial. The Chamber of the Holocaust was created as the earliest known Holocaust memorial upon the aftermath of the Holocaust and the birth of the new State Of Israel.
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The museum was founded on Mount Zion by the Director General -Ministry of Religion; Rabbi Dr. Samuel Zanvil Kahana of blessed memory and has been cared for and maintained by the Diaspora Yeshiva until this very day. The Chamber of the Holocaust serves as the only symbolic cemetery that exists for the martyrs of the Shoah. The six million whom were never graced with the nobility of proper funeral or burial are honored over here and for the past 65 years we have offered a place of prayer and solace to the families of those who perished. At the Chamber of the Holocaust there remain over 1,300 tombstone like plaques each having been placed by it's surviving few as a commemoration for the different shtetls and cities of all its murdered Jews. Our collection of many genuine artifacts tell a story of over a thousand years of a most vibrant and rich Jewish life that preceded the war. Our story continues most searingly painful as we traverse through the horror stricken years of the war and culminates with liberation and the eventual rebuilding from the ashes of Churban Europa. Although many of our artifacts detail the horror and atrocities of the war many tell a story of proud resistance and profile the magnificence of the indomitable Jewish spirit. When you walk through the doors of the Chamber of the Holocaust, you are instantly transported back over a thousand years to the timeline of Anti-Semitism that has plagued us during this dark and bitter exile. Discover a history that starts long before Kristallnacht and unfortuntely still doesn't end. Jewish history and their continuous current events have considerations that are far from a life replete with strife , pogroms and persecution. Lofty concepts and glorious matters of faith and intellect are revisited and experienced each time you will visit us. The Chamber of the Holocaust is situated in one of the most historically vibrant areas of Israel; Mount Zion, where King David is buried and believed to have built his palace there. It was the vision of our museums founders that the ashes and memories of the survivors lay at the foot of the tomb of King David, symbolizing the darkness of the Holocaust as paving the way and leading towards the glorious bright light of the final redemption of Moshiach who is said to come from King David. The museum is adjacent from Judaism's holiest site in the world - The Western Wall Indeed it was their dream that the many who pilgrim to the Kotel Hamaaravi to pray or on the occasion of a Chag would come visit and pray at the Chamber of the Holocaust so the memory of the horrors and the honor of the six million never be forgotten. It is here and only here that our past, the present and the future continuously meld together for a tale of glory, greatness , yearnings and aspirations.

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If you think that either of the candidates is like Hitler, then you don't know who Hitler was.
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If you think that either of the candidates is like Hitler, then you don't know who Hitler was.

May his memory be for a blessing. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Nobel-Prize-winner-and-Holocaust-survivor-Elei-Wiesel...
03/07/2016
Nobel Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel dies at 87

May his memory be for a blessing. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Nobel-Prize-winner-and-Holocaust-survivor-Elei-Wiesel-dies-at-87-459306

Nobel Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel passed away Saturday evening at the age of 87.Born in Romanian city of Transylvania in 1928, Wiesel is best rembered as a prolific author, stacking up 57 works under his life's work. Arguably one his most notable literary achievement was his book...

The Holocaust is the most recorded, documented event in human history. Sadly, it's necessary. Even today, people want to...
30/05/2016
When my great-uncle liberated a Nazi concentration camp

The Holocaust is the most recorded, documented event in human history. Sadly, it's necessary. Even today, people want to blind themselves to what really happened. http://www.timesofisrael.com/when-my-great-uncle-liberated-a-nazi-concentration-camp/

Published here for the first time, a collection of pictures taken by Jules Helfner, a Brooklyn-born son of Russian immigrants, offer a rare first-person perspective of the march into Germany — the horror, the outrage, some rare moments of pleasure

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29/01/2016
Social Media Lights Up With Outrage Over Canadian PM’s Holocaust Remembrance Statement With no...

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The official statement released by the Canadian prime minister on International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust on Wednesday is causing a storm on social media for its omission of Jews in reference to the Nazi genocide. Posted on Facebook by such figures as London-base…

21/01/2016

The world's first holocaust museum has just gone digital.

Chamber of the Holocaust's cover photo
02/07/2015

Chamber of the Holocaust's cover photo

Chamber of the Holocaust's cover photo
09/05/2014

Chamber of the Holocaust's cover photo

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Mount Zion
Jerusalem
90000

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 15:45
Tuesday 09:00 - 15:45
Wednesday 09:00 - 15:45
Thursday 09:00 - 15:45
Sunday 09:00 - 15:45

Telephone

+972-50-266-1477

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Shalom, I think you could find these colorized images interesting for the Yom HaShoa posts: https://danielfarjoun.com/yom-hashoa-the-holocaust-history-in-colors/ I'm a photographer and image maker located in Israel and would love to help shorten the distance of the facts for those who think history happened too far from now. Please let me know if you need more information and let's do our part for it to never happen again! Thanks!