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Yad Vashem. 'Shoah education should lean on other fields too' (archives) Photo: Gettyimages
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Using art to commemorate Holocaust

Yad Vashem, Ministry of Public Diplomacy initiate poster design competition to perpetuate memory of Shoah victims

Danny Adeno Abebe
Published: 04.12.13, 07:44 / Israel Culture

The Yad Vashem memorial center and the Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs have initiated a poster design competition to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and preserve the memory.


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The contestants prepared for the competition in a Yad Vashem seminar, which included a guided tour of the Holocaust History Museum and a lecture.


Judges were presented with 108 posters, and chose Dea Giladi, 23, of Jerusalem as the winning designer. Her poster shows a tree with deep roots, whose branches have been cut off.


"All of us, from any dispersion, from any generation – are offshoots of the most ancient, amputated and resistant tree in history," said Giladi, a graphic artist who also works as a reporter at a local Jerusalem newspaper.


Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev said, "We want the education and discipline of the Holocaust to lean on other fields of knowledge and creation like design and art."



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