The American Council for World Jewry lauds the agreement signed between Israel’s Yad Vashem and Argentina’s General Archive of the Nation to share archival Holocaust records.


This important step will make it possible for Yad Vashem to explore important materials that will help shed even more light on the monstrosities of the Holocaust, on the efforts of survivors to cope with it, as well as on how the darkest chapter in human history reverberated on the other side of the globe. Importantly, at a time of rising global antisemitism and hostility towards Jews and the Jewish State, Holocaust research and education are very important elements in the fight against hatred and contribute directly towards fostering a more tolerant and open society. We praise Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan, a longtime friend of our organization, for his leadership and proactive approach to furthering Yad Vashem’s mission and engagement with global partners.


The American Council for World Jewry would like to thank Argentinian institutions and leaders for prioritizing the fight against antisemitism, as attested also by Argentina’s adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism in 2020. We have long engaged with Argentinian leaders on issues pertaining to the safety and well-being of the Jewish community. Last year, our Chairman Jack Rosen hosted Sergio Massa, Argentina’s House Speaker at his home in New York City for a friendly and important discussion about the Jewish community and international cooperation, including with Israel.

Last modified: October 4, 2022