Christian Friends Of Yad Vashem
Joining forces for Holocaust remembrance
Christian Friends of Yad Vashem (CFYV) was founded in October 2006 in partnership with the ICEJ in order to educate Christians about the universal lessons of the Holocaust. We enroll Christians from various countries as members. We arrange an annual Christian Leadership Seminar at Yad Vashem for pastors and other Christian leaders.
“The lessons of the Holocaust concern the failure of Christian values at the time when they were most needed. We, as Christians, need not only formal education but an emotional and spiritual connection that can only be created through a shared understanding of history. We welcome Christians world-wide to join in our activities in Holocaust commemoration and education.”
Dr. Susanna Kokkonen
Director, Christian Friends of Yad Vashem
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 Antisemitism;
- Educates about the legacy of Righteous among the Nations.