Book of Names, with the names of 4.8 million Holocaust victims, to be inaugurated at UN, underscoring individual identities of the victims

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Holocaust ‘Book of Names’ to be unveiled at the UN
Renee Ghert-Zand, JTA
January 24, 2023

…To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, Yad Vashem is inaugurating its Book of Names — a monumental installation containing the names of 4,800,000 victims of the Shoah — at the United Nations headquarters in New York…The installation is an updated version of the Yad Vashem Book of Names that has been on permanent display at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland since 2017. The new version, which contains 500,000 additional names, stands 6.5 feet high and approximately 3.3 feet wide. Its total length is 26.5 feet. The massive volume lists the names of the victims in alphabetical order and, where the information is known, includes their birth dates, hometowns and places of death. READ MORE

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