The Bank of Israel released a commemorative coin to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Yad Vashem.
The coin was presented to Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev during a ceremony at the Jerusalem museum on Sunday night, which was also the fifth night of Hanukkah.
Designed by Israeli artist Yossi Lemel, the coin shows a striped shirt adorned with a yellow Star of David, with a larger star rising in the background to symbolize the Jewish people’s rebirth with the formation of the state of Israel. The inscription reads, “Yad Vashem–60 Years.”
Speaking at the event, new head of the Bank of Israel Dr. Karnit Flug said, “I am moved to stand here at Yad Vashem, as the Governor of the Bank of Israel, and daughter of Noach Flug, who served as chairman of the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel. I’m proud to take part in strengthening the economy and prosperity of the State of Israel, which serve as a fitting response to the history seen before us here.”