Where angels move between heaven and earth

Last year just before Holocaust Remembrance Day, I attended a dedication ceremony at Yad Vashem. Over the 25 years I have worked at Yad Vashem, I have attended many such ceremonies, and it is true that not all of them touch me deeply. This one, however, did.

The Schwartz family, with their children and grandchildren, came to Yad Vashem from Melbourne, primarily to dedicate the Path of Remembrance and Reflection, a path that links the Memorial to the Deportees and the Valley of Communities. Throughout the path several stone plaques have been placed, dedicated to their lost family members. Certainly this is a fitting memorial at a place that commemorates the Holocaust and emphasizes that the Holocaust happened to individuals who were members of families and communities.