Yad Vashem: Moshe Safdie - The Architecture of Memory



Yad Vashem was established in 1953. In 1957, a first building opened with administration, archive, and library facilities, followed in 1961 by the ceremonial Hall of Remembrance and a basic exhibit.
A museum was inaugurated in 1973, and over the years a series of institutional spaces, memorials, gardens, and artworks were added.
This culminated in Spring 2005 with the inauguration of a museum of Holocaust history and ancillary structures, designed by Moshe Safdie.
This book explores how architecture copes with commemoration.

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