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Meaning of Yad Vashem*

Yad Va•shem

Pronunciation: (yäd' vä-shem'), [key]
— Hebrew. Hebrew.
  1. the official authority in Israel for the commemoration of the Holocaust and its victims.
  2. the memorial shrine administered by this authority.
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