Gathering the Fragments

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Gathering the Fragments is the name of a campaign being conducted by Yad Vashem to collect personal artifacts from the years before World War II, during the Holocaust, from life in the DP camps and the immediate post-war period.[1]

Items being collected include memoirs, testimonies, names, film and video footage, art works, letters, documents, artifacts, diaries and photographs. 71,000 such items have been donated to Yad Vashem during the campaign.[2]

An exhibition showcasing the campaign and some of the items collected opened at Yad Vashem on International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2013.[3]


  1. ^ "Gathering the Fragments - A National Campaign to Rescue Personal Items from the Holocaust Period". Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority. 2010-02-16. Retrieved 2013-02-06. [non-primary source needed]
  2. ^ "Jerusalem Post - Features - Insights & Features". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2013-02-06. 
  3. ^ "Yad Vashem collects possessions from aging Holocaust survivors - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper". 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2013-02-06. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Yad Vashem at Wikimedia Commons