Yad Vashem has launched English- and Arabic-language channels on YouTube.
The two educational channels were launched In honor of this week’s Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel.
One channel, intended for the Anglophone audience, contains testimonies from Holocaust survivors, archival footage, historical lecturers and stories on issues of human interest such as survivors’ reunions. The second channel contains similar content but with Arabic subtitles.
“We know that YouTube is one of the most popular Web sites today,” Yad Vashem chairman Avner Shalev said in a statement. “Unfortunately there is a plethora of misinformation and deliberate lies available on the Internet. The Yad Vashem channels will counter this material and make reliable information widely available to anyone who seeks to know more about this terrible chapter in human history.”