Joining forces for Holocaust remembrance
Christian Friends of Yad Vashem
Watch this broadcast of ICEJ’s historic online event commemorating Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Christian Friends of Yad Vashem (CFYV) was founded in October 2006 in partnership with the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem in order to educate Christians about the universal lessons of the Holocaust. We mobilize Christians from various countries to become active in promoting Holocaust awareness and in fighting modern-day anti-Semitism. Among our many activities, we organize an annual Christian Leadership Seminar at Yad Vashem for pastors and other Christian leaders to learn about the Holocaust, meet Survivors of the Shoah, and become ambassadors of our mission.
The new Director of Christian Friends of Yad Vashem is Ms. Sari Granitza. She has been working in the International Relations Division at Yad Vashem since 2003 and took over the reins of the Christian Desk from Dr. Susanna Kokkonen in mid-2018. Having lost family members in the Holocaust, Ms. Granitza takes her job very seriously. As a representative for Yad Vashem to the Christian world, she will continue to promote Holocaust education as an important means for ensuring that the atrocities of the Shoah never happen again.
CFYV promotes the wide-ranging activities of Yad Vashem:
- Brings the universal lessons of the Holocaust to churches and Christian communities
- Builds bridges between Christians and Jews
- Teaches the history of Christian anti-Semitism
- Educates about the legacy of Righteous Among the Nations