Feb 9, 2010

Israel FDC on "'Past and Future in our Hands' - International Holocaust Remembrance Day"

First Day Cover
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'Past and Future in our Hands' - International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Date of Issue : 27 January 2010

The stamp and stamp sheet designs are based on a photo by Karen Gillerman-Harel - "Past and Future in our Hands". The photo won the "My Flag" photo contest marking Israel's 60th anniversary.

On 1 November 2005, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 60/7, designating 27 January as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

By the end of the 1960's about half a million Holocaust survivors had immigrated to Israel. Most of the immigrants were young, energetic, educated and imbued with Zionism that could be defined as instinctive Zionism. The contribution of these immigrants to Israeli society and country was imcomparable and made profound impact on the economy, politics, medicine, settlement, culture and in the military field particularly during the War of Independence. From the moment they arrived in Israel, the Holocaust survivor immigrants were dedicated to two objectives: preserving the memory of the Holocaust and passing it on to Israeli society, and actively shaping the Israeli national identity. A main section was reserved for Holocaust survivors during the legislation of the Holocaust Remembrance Day Law (1959).

Its a very nice FDC with a silver colored special cancellation.

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