The Malta Independent 30 March 2023, Thursday
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Shoah: How was it humanly possible

Marie Benoît Tuesday, 31 January 2023, 11:28 Last update: about 3 months ago

The Tayar Foundation for Jewish Heritage in Malta with the collaboration of the German Embassy and a number of sponsors, is organising an exhibition which was launched yesterday at the German-Maltese Circle, Messina Palace, St Christopher Street, Valletta where it will remain until 12 March. From there it will move to the MCAST Main Campus, Triq Kordin, Paola until 23 April. On 24 April it goes to the University of Malta Library, Msida Campus until 4th June.


Produced by the Travelling Exhibitions Department, Museums Division of Yad Vashem which is the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, the exhibition deals with major historical aspects of the Holocaust, beginning with Jewish life in pre-Holocaust Europe and ending with the liberation of Nazi concentration and extermination camps across the continent and the remarkable return to life of the survivors.

The Holocaust was an unprecedented genocide, total and systematic, perpetrated in Europe from 1933 to 1945, by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, with the aim of annihilating the Jewish people from the face of the Earth.

The panels feature explanatory texts, interspersed with quotes of the Jewish victims, survivors, Righteous Among the Nations and bystanders, as well as original photographs, art and documents.


Yad Yashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Centre is Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. It is the second-most-visited Israeli tourist site, after the Western Wall, with approximately one million visitors each year. It charges no admission fee.  It is dedicated to preserving the memory of the Jews who were murdered, honouring Jews who fought against their Nazi  oppressors and Gentiles who selflessly aided Jews in need; and researching the phenomenon of the Holocaust in particular and genocide in general, with the aim of avoiding such events in the future. Yad Vashem's vision, as stated on its website, is: "To lead the documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust, and to convey the chronicles of this singular Jewish and human event to every person in Israel, to the Jewish people, and to every significant and relevant audience worldwide."


We are indebted to Yad Vashem for these photos

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