A look at Passover during the years of the Holocaust
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A look at Passover during the years of the Holocaust

Yad Vashem hosts online photo exhibit of holiday celebrations before, during and after World War II

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

Rachel and Yitzhak Gachtmann's family on Passover, Janov, Poland, Prewar (Courtesy Yad Vashem Photo Archives 5573/5)
Rachel and Yitzhak Gachtmann's family on Passover, Janov, Poland, Prewar (Courtesy Yad Vashem Photo Archives 5573/5)

Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day falls on April 24, a week after the end of Passover.

This year, Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center created an online photo exhibit commemorating the celebration of the significant spring holiday before, during and after the Holocaust.

Called “And You Shall Tell Your Children,” the online exhibit is a collection of photographs and Passover artifacts, showing how Jews during the period of the Holocaust maintained their identities and observed the holiday.

The photographs and video testimony show European Jews baking matzah and celebrating the seders in their homes before the war, in the ghetto, and in displaced persons camps following the war.

Baking matzah in the Warsaw Ghetto, Poland (Courtesy Yad Vashem Photo Archives 24DO6)
Baking matzah in the Warsaw Ghetto, Poland (Courtesy Yad Vashem Photo Archives 24DO6)

 

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