• Issue: May 2005
  • Designer: Hayyimi Kivkovich
  • Stamp Size: 40 mm x 30.8 mm
  • Plate no.: 598 (one phosphor bar)
  • Sheet of 15 stamps Tabs: 5
  • Printers: E. Lewin-Epstein Ltd.
  • Method of printing: offset

The "Last of Kin" were Holocaust survivors, the last remnants of their families, who immigrated to Israel and were killed during their army service in the War of Independence and in Israel's other wars. The memorial for the Last of Kin, the work of the artist, Micha Ullman, is located at the end of the trail that connects Yad Vashem and Mount Herzl, overlooking the Yad Vashem site.

The Monument consists of two separate parts which are made of Jerusalem stone. One is the "house" - a stone house which appears as if it has been uprooted and placed on its head with the outer front wall removed. The other part is the "wall of names". 275 names of the fallen are engraved on this wall which lies on the ground by the "house".

The "house" and the "wall of names" create ogether the shape of a ship symbolizing he ships of the Ma'apilim (clandestine immigrants) with the ship's "Dow" indicating the sailing direction from Europe to Jerusalem.

The uprooted house and the Ma'apilim ship tells the story of the refugees whose homes were destroyed in Europe, their journey by sea to Eretz Israel in order to build a new ife and their tragic end, falling in war on he soil of their homeland.

Ministry of Defense
Unit for the Commemoration of Fallen Soldiers

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Memorial for the Last of Kin, Mount Herzl, Jerusalem