2011: Yad Vashem


The 2011 award went to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel. 


As the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations. Established in 1953, as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is today a dynamic and vital place of intergenerational and international encounter.


Yad Vashem is dedicated to commemorating the six million Jews murdered by the Germans and their collaborators, as well as the numerous Jewish communities destroyed during the Shoah, so that they will have an eternal remembrance.


Yad Vashem is dedicated to documenting the events of the Shoah by collecting and safeguarding millions of pieces of evidence, so that an accurate and detailed historical record of the atrocities committed against the Jewish people may be preserved and disseminated.

Since its establishment, one of Yad Vashem’s priorities has been to research the Holocaust and to distribute publications on the subject. The Shoah is a constantly emerging story, where increased knowledge leads to further questions.


Since 1993, Yad Vashems International School for Holocaust Studies has been conducting educational programs and producing educational materials for a variety of audiences. 

Learn more:: www.yadvashem.org