For the eighth consecutive year, “A Flower for a Survivor”, a project initiated by Ghetto Fighters’ House and the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel has been a moving success. The project began modestly in 2005 as “The IDF Salutes Holocaust Survivors in Israel” and arranged for soldiers to visit survivors. Since the first program, the project has grown considerably, and now 20,000 Holocaust survivors are visited by soldiers. Ghetto Fighters’ House assists with the preparation of soldiers for this activity.
The goals of this project:
To expose young soldiers to the amazing story of the Holocaust survivors' renewal in Israel, the rehabilitation of their personal lives, and their integration into the mosaic of a productive life in Israel.
To productively integrate a triple initiative: the contribution made by the IDF to the community and society; the physical and mental support provided to survivors by the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel; and the activity of Ghetto Fighters’ House, with its ongoing work to perpetuate the memory of the Holocaust and transmit the story of the survivors to the younger generation.
This year, staff from Ghetto Fighters’ House helped prepare more than 6,000 soldiers for this activity both at IDF bases and here at Ghetto Fighters’ House.