As you walk through Yad Va Shem (Israel’s Holocaust Memorial) there are no cameras allowed inside. Which makes sense because no photo could begin to capture how it feels to walk from room to room listening to the interviews of the survivors and seeing the photos of the ones who didn’t

The main building is a windowless concrete bunker. As you emerge from the building you see the view of the hills of Jerusalem. The contrast of the confining bunker and the beautiful, green outdoors Gave you a feeling of freedom. In that moment you understand why there must always be a state of Israel.


The sculpture on the left marks the entrance to the forest honoring the righteous Gentiles, the people who’s actions helped save lives during the war. The sculpture on the right marks the entrance to the children’s memorial.


For all those who can not walk these hills, we remember