An Israeli astronaut plans to bring a Holocaust-era artwork with him into space. Col. Ilan Ramon contacted Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial requesting an item from the Holocaust to take with him when he blasts off July 19 aboard a NASA space shuttle. Yad Vashem chose “Moon Landscape,” a drawing by Peter Ginz, a 14-year-old Jewish boy, created during his incarceration in the Terezin transit camp in what was then Czechoslovakia.
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