Israel approves funds to record Holocaust survivors’ testimonies for the future

Israel’s government approved allocating NIS 3.5 million ($1 million) toward recording video testimonies of Holocaust survivors for future generations.

The funding will go toward creating recordings of survivors from Israel and around the world.

The campaign is seen as an important measure for preserving the memory of the Holocaust, considering the dwindling numbers of survivors and their advancing age.

The effort is also seen as a countermeasure to Holocaust denial around the world.

The gathered material will be digitized and then used online, primarily on social media, in an effort to make Holocaust education more accessible to younger generations, according to a statement from the government.

The testimonies will also be integrated into the education system in Israel and other participating countries.

“Our government has led multiple efforts to benefit Holocaust survivors and to continue preserving the memory of the Holocaust for future generations,” Prime Minister Yair Lapid said.

“I’m moved and proud that today we passed this important decision to document the stories of Holocaust survivors from Israel and around the world — a decision that will make a mark for generations to come.”


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