of the Holocaust was founded together with the State
of Israel by former Director-General of the Ministry of Religion
and Curator of Mt. Zion, Rabbi Dr. S. Z. Kahana. It is maintained
by the Diaspora Yeshiva on Mount Zion.
Entering the Chamber of the Holocaust
on Mt. Zion, one immediately senses an identity with the recent
past of the Jewish people, a history at once awesome and tragic.
Tablets of over 1,000 communities, now bereft of Jews, look down
beseechingly upon you. They cry out to be remembered, asking your
involvement, calling for your connection to your people's past.
The tablets are like eyes, awaiting your reaction. They urge you
to open your heart to memory, to explore your roots and find your
The Chamber is a call back from
death and a pledge to the future. Each name represents the soul
and body of a Jew, of many Jews, who died for the sake of their
people, who uttered G-d's name in sanctity and holiness.
Walk among the tablets, some
of which represent over 16,000 bereaved families, read their story,
say a prayer of Kaddish and above all, find your connection to
the living body of the Jewish people today.
This is none other than the
House of the L-rd - How full of awe is this place...Genesis