FOR THE NAME & THE PLACE: Artistic Reflections on Holocaust

Project in  commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Yad Vashem. Outreach to Humanity project series.

Throughout year 2013, the world commemorated the 50th anniversary of the establishing of Yad Vashem, the world pioneering and leading institution on the Holocaust remembrance. Michael Rogatchi together with his wife Inna Rogatchi and their The Rogatchi Foundation has created and run special art, educational and commemorative project called For the Name and The Place, the phrase from prophet Isaiah which is sculptured in the very high arch, the entrance into the Yad Vashem. The project is the part of The Rogatchi Foundation Outreach to Humanity series of special cultural international projects.

Michael Rogatchi with survivor Aaron Weiss at Michael Rogatchi’s Art & Holocaust special event in Israel. 2014. (C) Michael Rogatchi Archive.

The project included special art film For the Name and the Place containing Michael and Inna Rogatchis’ artworks reflecting Holocaust, lectures and public addresses, series of articles and public events.  Please consult Video Presentations page on this site to watch the film. 

The art film has been shown widely internationally, and it has been acquired by Yad Vashem for their Film Library and Collection. Since 2013, many international commemorative events on Holocaust had included this film into tehir official programs. The film has been shown also at the Finnish Parliament in 2017. 

The commemorative project on this film and related to it presentations continues in many countries.