Yad Vashem
the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem
in Jerusalem

Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan stated:

“Even during the darkest hours of the Holocaust, Jews expressed themselves through the use of art and music. These creations reflected their experiences as well as served as a way for their souls to escape the harsh realities of their circumstances. The use of the Yiddish language and poetry in the Vessels of Light symphony and libretto directly relates this work to the European Jewish culture of the time before and during the Holocaust and serves as a way for the public to connect with the memory of the Holocaust. The impact and power of the arts cross cultural, generational, and linguistic divisions. Through music and art like the Vessels of Light symphony, we are able to continue to inspire and engage people all over the world in Holocaust remembrance for generations to come.”

The American Society for Yad Vashem