Israel's Yad Vashem is widely considered to be the authority on "Holocaust" history and remembrance.
The organization claims to have millions of documents and testimonies proving that 6 million Jews were murdered during World War II.
Millions of names of individual Jews purported to have been killed are commemorated at the museum's "hall of names," which can be searched by the public in its Shoah Victims database form. A common response to revisionist challenges is to point to this and say "where did they go then?"
According to the page:
Yad Vashem, together with its partners, has collected and recorded the names and biographical details of millions of victims of systematic anti-Jewish persecution during the Holocaust (Shoah) period. Close to four million eight hundred thousand of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their accomplices are commemorated here. This database includes information regarding victims of the Shoah: those who were murdered and some whose fate has yet to be determined.
The names of more than one million victims remain unknown – and time is running out. It is our collective moral imperative to persist in our efforts to recover their names and restore their identities.
After a small and randomized study of the Yad Vashem archives, National Justice can report that after a search of approximately 15 famous Holocaust survivors, five are listed as having been explicitly murdered, in some cases multiple times.
This is only the tip of the iceberg. Many Holocaust survivors go by names like Joe, Fred, and Henry -- not likely to be what they were assigned at birth. Many female ones have changed their names through marriage. Others have changed their names, especially those who moved to Israel or America after the war.
Yet, even with all of this in mind, the results are shocking.
Gabbai, born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1922, is listed in the Yad Vashem archives as having been "murdered" at Auschwitz three times.
Benjamin Lesser is the founder of the Zachor Holocaust Memorial Foundation. Lesser claims to have survived Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Dachau, and currently tours the country telling Holocaust stories. He has been featured prominently in the media.
According to his biography, he was born in Krakow, Poland in 1928.
In the Shoah victims archive, he too is listed as "murdered in the Shoah." The source used by the database is the testimony of another well-known "survivor" named Rachel Verderber, who herself appears in the archive!
Josef Salomonivic/Salomonowicz (Polish spelling) is another Holocaust media personality. He says he was sent to Auschwitz. According to his testimony, the Nazis killed all the children he knew except for him. Later, Nazi officers murdered his father by injecting phenol in his heart, then taunted 6-year-old Josef with the syringe.
In his biography, he says he was born 1938 and resided in the Lodz ghetto in Poland. He too is listed as having been "presumably murdered" -- twice. There are multiple additional entries for a Josef Salomonowicz in the Lodz ghetto born around the same time, which may also be him.
The source cited? A census of Jews who lived in Lodz provided to the Yad Vashem by a group called "Organization of former residents of Lodz in Israel."
Margit Buchhalter Feldman
Margit Feldman (née Buchhalter), another "Holocaust" survivor famous enough to be commemorated by name by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, passed away last month from the Coronavirus, as reported by NBC News.
Buchhalter held throughout her life that she was able to survive Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen just by lying to the Nazis about her age (18, instead of 15). Her parents were Joseph and Theresa Buchhalter.
She was born in Hungary and resided there during WWII. Her fate is registered as "murdered," the source being a "list of murdered Jews from Yizkor books."
Yitzhak Arad/Izak Rudnicki
Izak Rudnicki, born in Poland in 1926, is a "Holocaust" historian and survivor who changed his name to Arad after moving to Israel.
Despite having served as director of the Yad Vashem for 21 years (1972-1993), Arad/Rudnicki is listed in its files as having been murdered in the Holocaust. Once again, a random list of Jews in ghettoes is used as evidence.
Judging from this small sample of famous Jews, this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Aside from the dishonesty of claiming every single Jew in an inmate registry or ghetto count was shot or gassed (in some cases multiple times), the Yad Vashem does not appear to be in any rush to delete the name of its own ex-director from its records of victims.
According to the museum, 6 million Jews died, 4.8 million are recorded in this database, and 2 million are remembered in its hall of names. Just how many Jews have visited only to see their own names among the deceased?
The most callous aspect of this hoax is that there are Jews who search in this archive for relatives only to find that they were murdered, when in fact they may still be alive.
But the fact that Jews who have dedicated their lives to Holocaust activism and "education" have not bothered to have their own names removed from this supposedly sacred list of genocide victims suggests more people may be in on this fraud than the people running the Yad Vashem.