"To Build and To Be Built". The Contribution of Holocaust Survivors to the State of Israel


The stories of Holocaust survivors and their help building the Land of Israel was for years forgotten. Till the Eichmann trial the state of Israel ignored mostly their stories and saw them in a stereotypical light as not representatives of the Zionist image of the fighting and new born Sabra. This however changed in the 60s as more and more stories of Holocaust victims and survivors came up in public. This evening as Israel celebrates its independence day, Yad Vashem commemorates their stories on a special website.