Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem was already being planned in 1942


American president Barack Obama during a visit to Yad Vashem in 2013.

During the mass murder of Jews in Europe, one man had already a vision of a Holocaust memorial in the Holy Land.

Haaretz

The idea for Yad Vashem dates back to before the Holocaust became “the Holocaust” or the State of Israel was established. In the summer of 1942, Mordechai Shenhavi, a founder of the socialist-Zionist Hashomer Hatzair youth movement and a member of kibbutz Mishmar Ha’emek, dreamt up a national memorial site in Palestine for Jewish Holocaust victims.

Bella Gutterman’s new book, “Venatati Lahem Yad Vashem” (“I Gave Them Yad Vashem: 60 Years of Commemoration, Documentation, Research and Education”), devotes a chapter to Shenhavi’s tireless effort to turn his dream into “an international center and focus of identification,” as Gutterman describes it. Shenhavi chose the name “Yad Vashem” and was the first director of the institution. In hindsight, he also connected the Holocaust, heroism and revival, and to a great extent shaped the architecture of Holocaust commemoration in Israel, as it has developed until now.

Shenhavi’s friend, architect Munio Weinraub sketched an initial design for what would become Yad Vashem in 1943. Although the design was not used, some of its features are visible in the building today. Weinraub, along with his architectural partner Al Mansfield, remained involved in planning Yad Vashem until the 1960s.

Shenhavi’s work on behalf of Yad Vashem was just one of his many accomplishments, which, shockingly, have been almost entirely forgotten by most Israelis. Shenhavi was born in Russia in 1900 and moved to the Land of Israel when he was 19 years old. He is thought to be the first member of Hashomer Hatzair to make the trip. A tempestuous and enigmatic man, he was among the founders of the kibbutzim Beit Alfa and Mishmar Haemek and pushed for the establishment of the first industries in the Kibbutz Haartzi movement, including Naaman tableware. For years, he served as an emissary of the movement and the party in Israel and abroad. He was a delegate at several Zionist congresses and Hashomer Hatzair conferences.

Mooli Brog, a researcher for Birthright Israel, writes that Shenhavi had a premonition of his role as an ambassador for Israel as a child. In 1910 in the city of Lvov, “when [Shenhavi] was burning with fever, he had a strange sense of illumination,” Brog writes. “Suddenly he saw himself as though in a dream that he dreamt in his childhood, in which he was speaking to a group of young people … as an emissary who came from the Land of Israel.”

When in 1942, Shenhavi began hearing reports of the Nazi horrors happening in Europe, he was again haunted by visions. Testifying to the members of the National Committee in 1946, “Here I see in a dream all those millions, at the time I didn’t know that it was six million, millions walking with monuments on their shoulders, facing Zion … And they chose one place, and each one removed the monument from his shoulder and placed it in an orderly and disorderly fashion, and the monument of their lives … was constructed … It was a kilometer long and a kilometer wide, and 100 meters high — maybe that was enough. Who can say that there is no room to build such a monument?”

The architectural sketches of Yad Vashem from 1943, hint at Shenhavi’s mystical-messianic vision, depicting a monumental building in mixed style — a rounded tower topped with a dome, towering over an arch-filled main building. Imagined atop an exposed hill overlooking a sprawling landscape, it looks like a combination of a temple, water tower, and guard tower — all charged icons in Jewish-Zionist history.

The interior plans reveal an opening at the top of the dome, perhaps, Brog suggests, inspired by the Pantheon in Rome. Other features include a ray of light, a Star of David and an eternal flame — all mainstays of memorial architecture.

Architecture is integral to commemoration, and Yad Vashem is an extreme, but not singular, example of this connection. City-like in size and designed as an experience, Yad Vashem anticipates the move toward massive scale and sometimes Disneyland-like features that has taken place in the world of memorial architecture.

  1. #1 by rehmat1 on February 2, 2014 - 6:08 pm

    On January 16, the independent MP Laurent Louis in the lower house of Belgian Federal Parliament, said: “The Holocaust was set-up and financed by the pioneers of Zionism“.

    http://rehmat1.com/2014/01/31/belgian-mp-zionists-committed-holocaust/

  2. #2 by horse237 on February 2, 2014 - 6:20 pm

    I really can’t take any more of these lies about the Holohoax. We will never be safe until the constant lying about everything is undone. I did my part. I wrote this:

    Holy Holohoax. My Government Wouldn’t Lie To Me.

    http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/holy-holohoax-my-government-wouldnt-lie-to-me/

  3. #3 by A-TP on February 2, 2014 - 7:39 pm

    Of course the whole thing is a gigantic jewish subterfuge.The siximil jews figure was first seen in publications/newspapers after the FIRST WW,and culminated with the “death camps” in judeo-communist propaganda perpetuated by the likes of I.Ehrenburg [jew].Incidently those “death camps” were all in the soviet zone of occupation.Even fake building and modifications were set up.The liberal [false] left,possibly examplefied by G.Galloway,is railing against Zionist crimes in Palestine but at the same moment is nullifying their efforts by aknowlaging the fake “holocaust”.As long this hollohoax myth is out there Anti-Zionism is hindered because people can be herded into making excuses for the “oppressed jews”,this is of course what it is meant to do.The recent advancements in Anti-Zionism are through advances gained by brave hollohoax revisionists and brave people who operate Anti-Zionist web sites defying this myth.

  4. #4 by Isaac on February 2, 2014 - 7:47 pm

    The Jews keep pounding and pounding on the same issue over and over again. It has been established that the Holocaust is a myth. A lie of historical proportions perpetrated by the sons of Lucifer the master of all the lies. But our politicians go for what their master say. All of our politicians have no brain, no heart, no guts and their sight and their rear is interchangeable.

  5. #5 by Todd Raine on February 2, 2014 - 8:43 pm

    Behold, the rebuilding of the Real Jewish Temple. It is not a monument to honor God. It is a monument to honor Themselves Only. Seems it has always been this way. One can not serve two masters. They chose to worship themselves and their historical theater first. Not much room for God or anything else after that.

  6. #6 by LindseyNarrates.wordpress.com on February 2, 2014 - 9:35 pm

    http://zioncrimefactory.com/the-six-million-myth/

    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=24369

    This is the biggest hoax in the 20th century, as far as I have seen where evidence is freely- and easily-available. There may be others that are bigger and more far-reaching, but as far as EVIDENCE is concerned, there are none more provably false than this one.

    Lindsey

  7. #7 by CK on February 2, 2014 - 10:42 pm

    The Jews have been peddling scams since the beginning of time. They needed a sob story to justify their need for a “homeland” and theft of Palestine. The real holocaust(s) were the Armenian genocide, the slaughter of 60,000,000 Orthodox Christians in Russia by Bolshevik Jews, mass starvation in Ukraine, the firebombing of Dresden, and the rape of Germany by the “Allies” after World War II.

  8. #8 by Ingrid B on February 2, 2014 - 11:06 pm

    @ A-TP, Galloway refuses to hear anything negative about jews, he was bff with the father of the jewish Milliband brothers..

  9. #9 by NLG on February 2, 2014 - 11:13 pm

    They can’t stop erecting idols, can they? Identity-worship is an inseparable part of Judaism.

  10. #10 by Dante Ardenz on February 3, 2014 - 12:42 am

    I admired Germany from boyhood,and was proud of my heritage.However,I did believe at one time,that in the rage of that awful war,that the Jews DECLARED AND DEMANDED ,that ‘they did it’. Well,they did not ! The Jews are total liars. It is part of their survival strategy and tactics.The Jews had given the 6 million numbers before WW2! According to scientific studies it would of taken Germany 75 years to kill 6 million people! Plus 35 years to cremate them ! The ‘Final Solution with no Hitler Order;admitted by Raul Hilburg author:THE DESTRUCTION OF EUROPEAN JEWRY)only began in Febuary of 42! There is NO FORENSIC EVIDENCE of poison gas ! No special suits,no fans or blowers,no airtight doors,no traces in the ground,,or bricks. Plus Europe did not have 6 million Jews ! Half had peacefully left before Britain,and France (Rothchild Powers) insanely,and without being threatened ,or attacked declared war on Germany September 3,39. The hoor photos,and films we see are people who died of disease,and starvation,over work etc due to the vicious overwhelming Allied assaualt on Germany . Food Blocades,fire bombings,rapes,road and rail networks destroyed. 2 .5 milllion German Civilians dead by Churchill,FDRs air terror campaign,”Its cruel to be kind” Jew Puppetr Churchill was fond of saying.

  11. #11 by WheresOurBlessing on February 3, 2014 - 1:44 am

    Now let’s tear it down and plan one for Palestine.

  12. #12 by bigcree1 on February 3, 2014 - 5:31 am

    Yes folks! These freaks leave nothing to chance and plane way ahead of the curve. Like an entire 100 years at least. The many references to “six million jews being holocausted’ blah blah blah date well past the mid 1800’s and possibly even further if one cares to dig that deep. My my, what a web they weave when plotting to deceive.

  13. #13 by bostonblah on February 3, 2014 - 9:02 am

    oy vey remember the 6 trillion

  14. #14 by Ronald L. Waldron on February 3, 2014 - 4:03 pm

    Letter to the Editor of THE UGLY TRUTH

    We support our TROOPS–Theme by FOX & Main Stream Media? We witnessed such on Super-bowl Sunday, BUT do we support our Veterans & Families of the previous WARS.

    Please do a documentary on the Veterans in nursing homes
    with the worse of the Worst conditions. The veterans living in
    complete poverty. The veterans disabled, needing much better
    medical treatment, and not getting it. The amount of mental
    sickness, medicated living in the streets “HOME-LESS”.

    The jobless vets, unemployed, or under-employed making
    minimum wages.
    For WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY, and the
    WASTE.

    My diligence for the last 13 years

    My story:

    I have worked several hours each day for the last 13 years.

    All against Zionism and atrocities they have committed against
    humanity.

    The partnership of the United States, and rogue State of Israel.

    Google: Fighting Terrorism at Home & Abroad.

    Google: http://WWW.universal-peace.com

    Google: Ronald L. Waldron

    My work includes broadcasting such info internationally.

    Sent to every individual, agency & organization I could find (Pro. or Con) World Wide.

    I sent between 800-1000 different letters to congress.org
    never received correspondence in return from any member.

    The USA Home-Land Security, interpol, and the U.N. also received my correspondence.

    Only people that have contacted me is the US Secret Service,
    on two occasions.

    I have knowledge of what the NSA has been looking for
    when searching Data from 2003 on.

    Some of what Snowden reveled is relevant to such.

    I have the proof recorded on (4) hard drives. Also printed
    material, & soft-ware.

    Such is for sale. Which includes the six books published,
    copyrighted, with the numbers. All rights such as movie,
    documentaries etc.

    I’m on a fixed income. All has been at my own expense.
    I do not have the money for proper marketing, thus
    will relinquish all rights & royalties in the sale of such.

    Possibly you may be able to help find a buyer who would be interested. Of course you would be entitled to a finders fee.

    With any luck it will be out there by USA election time. (Oct-Nov)

    Thank You for Your Courtesy;

    Ronald L. Waldron

    rlw643@windstream.net

    Corruption has led to complete failure of our government.

    Why our congress has an approval rating of only 9%. They have relied on who they perceive as the worlds best trained intelligence agency. To train, give leadership to our agencies, and work with our military intelligence. That of course being Mossad’s take-over.

    Next, how well they have been manipulated by lobbies, again the largest is the foreign lobby,AIPAC.
    It not only shows the ignorance of elected officials, but the self-serving agendas of most.
    It took just 50 years for our government to be taken over with out any resistance from Washington, DC. It just took money,
    campaign funds, personal gifts, trips, vacations, and any other forms of gratuity.

    Prosecution of the criminals will not happen,the reason why not, corruption has a solid grip on all agencies including our Supreme Court.

    WE need to remove the criminals, and the polarized. Do not re-Elect anyone with over 8 years in office, we the voters will set the term limits ourselves if we have any sense.
    No one should have a life time appointment to any position
    that has a direct affect regarding our Constitution and its
    application.

    Congress has carried out the orders of Rothschild and his sub-agent Zionist billionaire George Soros to the letter. There has been a coup d’état by Zionist traitors. Zionist now control both political parties, both the Senate & house, Wall Street, Hollywood, The media, our food chain, TV, YOUR GUNS, JOBS, education, religious leaders, and now attempting
    to control the internet. Thankfully we can communicate with
    each other on the world wide web, the only means to expose
    the lack of morality, ethics, & integrity in our governments.

    Biblical misrepresentation by Zionist

    Where in all this “Hog-Wash” does it mention that Israel shall
    occupy any part of the United States, its government, its media,
    its financial institutions, its educational system, its market places,
    its military defense system, its laws of the land, or its faith.

    Where does God relinquish his son Jesus for them to murder, and to murder him again upon his return. Where do we find where they shall break all laws of the lands they were exiled to, or to form the largest crime syndicate that crosses all borders and to commit every immoral act humanly possible. Acts that no other could possibly dream up. To completely demonize the lives of all others.

    Now we can certainly separate Zionism from Judaism.
    Judaism, the true Torah Jews (Gods chosen people) will inherit
    their lands from God with out force, after Zionism and followers
    are destroyed.

    Where in Gods word do you find that anyone will be raptured out of the Armageddon. Such belief came in the 1950’s, after Zionism created and carried out the Holocaust of Torah Jews, that refused to take part in a forced take over of Palestinian land.

    THE END. (Certainly)
    Corruption has lead to complete failure of our government.

    Why our congress has an approval rating of only 9%. They have relied on who they perceive as the worlds best trained intelligence agency. To train, give leadership to our agencies, and work with our military intelligence. That of course being Mossad’s take-over.

    Next, how well they have been manipulated by lobbies, again the largest is the foreign lobby,AIPAC.
    It not only shows the ignorance of elected officials, but the self-serving agendas of most.
    It took just 50 years for our government to be taken over with out any resistance from Washington, DC. It just took money,
    campaign funds, personal gifts, trips, vacations, and any other forms of gratuity.

    Prosecution of the criminals will not happen,the reason why not, corruption has a solid grip on all agencies including our Supreme Court.

    WE need to remove the criminals, and the polarized. Do not re-Elect anyone with over 8 years in office, we the voters will set the term limits ourselves if we have any sense.
    No one should have a life time appointment to any position
    that has a direct affect regarding our Constitution and its
    application.

    Congress has carried out the orders of Rothschild and his sub-agent Zionist billionaire George Soros to the letter. There has been a coup d’état by Zionist traitors. Zionist now control both political parties, both the Senate & house, Wall Street, Hollywood, The media, our food chain, TV, YOUR GUNS, JOBS, education, religious leaders, and now attempting
    to control the internet. Thankfully we can communicate with
    each other on the world wide web, the only means to expose
    the lack of morality, ethics, & integrity in our governments.

  15. #15 by A-TP on February 3, 2014 - 11:59 pm

    If Americans could start over anew,fresh from the beginning,with their Constitution,they will eventually wind up again were they are today.This is because that’s what judeo-freemasonic contrived democracy is designed to do,that is to turn over a nation to jewish finances and control with their freemason warmonger/profiteer minions getting a cut.The whole system needs to be shelved.Relativism,Egalitarianism,”Rights” and Hedonism [the foundations of "democracy"] need to be replaced with Dualism [Good and Evil do exist],Quality [people should be judged by their quality of character],Duties [to combat Evil] and Struggle [Live as a heroic Struggle].In short Authentic National Socialism.

  16. #16 by Christian Reuter on February 4, 2014 - 3:20 am

    LOL!!! Woops, they forgot to change this. Obviously the 2nd definition was what the original definition was prior to the defeat of NS Germany.

    hol·o·caust
    ˈhäləˌkôst,ˈhōlə-/
    noun
    noun: holocaust; plural noun: holocausts

    1.
    destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, esp. caused by fire or nuclear war.
    “a nuclear holocaust”
    synonyms: cataclysm, disaster, catastrophe; More
    destruction, devastation, annihilation;
    massacre, slaughter, mass murder, extermination, extirpation, carnage, butchery;
    genocide, ethnic cleansing, pogrom
    “fears of a nuclear holocaust”
    the mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime during the period 1941–45. More than 6 million European Jews, as well as members of other persecuted groups, such as gypsies and homosexuals, were murdered at concentration camps such as Auschwitz.
    singular proper noun: Holocaust; noun: the Holocaust
    2.
    historical
    a Jewish sacrificial offering that is burned completely on an altar.

    https://www.google.com/#q=holocaust+definition

  17. #17 by HKW on February 5, 2014 - 4:03 am

    So quiet on the Polish site…not a word…? Hmmm…

    And yet there is no denying the fact that the first prisoners to Auschwitz camp were actually Poles, not Jews. Poles were the first victims.
    Germans exterminated more than 70 000 of Polish intelligentsia in early 1940.

    First Jews arrived at Auschwitz only in 1942, after the Wannsee Conference.

    On August 22, 1939, a few days before the official start of World War II, Hitler authorized his commanders, with these infamous words, to kill “without pity or mercy, all men, women, and children of Polish descent or language. Only in this way can we obtain the living space [lebensraum] we need”.

    Heinrich Himmler echoed Hitler’s decree:
    “All Poles will disappear from the world…. It is essential that the great German people should consider it as its major task to destroy all Poles.”

    In total close to 3 millions ethnic, Christian Poles ( the forgotten ones) were killed during the war.
    Conveniently nobody wish to remember them as victims of the Germans and Soviets who dismembered Poland.

    I have no reasons for worshiping Hitler.

    http://uralica.com/eastbalt.htm

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