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


Hanna Bar YeshaAharon BarakEsther EisenMordechai (Motke) EldarSophie Engelsman Ehud Loeb
Israel GutmanIsrael Meir LauKalman PerkHaim RoetYehuda Szternfeld
"From the ashes of the Holocaust the nation arose, ingathered from a hundred countries, and flowed along timeless routes to the ancient homeland."Chaim Herzog

The struggle of the survivors to come to Israel, to rebuild their lives, and become active partners in the most important communal endeavor of the Jewish people in the 20th century, is a wondrous achievement that knows no equal in human history.

Here are some of their stories.