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New Exhibit: “Saving the Children, 1938–1945”

The exhibition “Saving the Children, 1938–1945” was planned by OSE – Œuvre de Secours aux Enfants (“Children’s Aid Society”) and is presented in conjunction with the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum. It describes the paths of ten Jewish children who were hidden in France and rescued during the Second World War. The period of occupation and the Vichy French government’s collaboration with the Nazi regime, is disgracefully infamous.

The 2015 National Assembly: “The Sun Shines Once Again”

This year the Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day assembly of the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum, commemorated 70 years to the end of the war. Every year since 1949 the ceremony thousands of residents of the region, heads of state, public figures, ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps, as well as officers of the Israel Defense Forces, attend.

Updates from the American Friends of the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum

For many years the American Friends of the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum has played an instrumental role in promoting and furthering our essential work. Now more than ever, we turn to our friends all over the world to help get the word out about what we do and to support us financially.

From the desk of the Museum Division

The Museum Division works tirelessly to preserve and upgrade the existing exhibitions while progressing on diverse new projects, providing a fresh experience for new and returning museum visitors.

Between Sirens — “Will There Ever Come Days”: The meeting between survivors and the Yishuv

The yearly one-day seminar entitled “Between Sirens” marked - like the annual assembly —the 70-year anniversary of liberation and victory, and focused on the meeting between the newly liberated survivors and representatives of the Yishuv. Leah Goldberg’s poem “Will There Ever Come Days,” written in 1943 in response to the horrors of World War II as their magnitude was being revealed, lent its title to the event that had over 200 participants.

From the Desk of the Center for Humanistic Education

In this issue, the article on the Center for Humanistic Education describes some of its unique activities, such as multi-cultural seminars and the annual spring seminar.