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Torchlighters 2014

This year the torchlighters will be: Litman Mor, Chava and Yosef Lustig, Yitzhak Livnat, Yosef Ben-Porat, Janina Altman and family members of Chavka Folman-Raban z"l.

Conference: Holocaust and Democratic Values: Educational Challenges

The Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum is proud to partner with the Association of Holocaust Organizations as we host a 2-day Conference at the Ghetto Fighters’ House on July 14 and 15, 2014.

From destruction to hope: a parting letter from a cousin

On January 27, 2014 Ghetto Fighters’ House will hold a ceremony to mark International Holocaust Day. During the ceremony, which will be dedicated to the Jews of Holland, Beit Joles will donate to the archives the last letter written by a Jew in the Westebork camp on the day before his deportation to Auschwitz. Jansje [Jannie] Paul, to whom the letter was addressed, guarded the letter throughout her life. When she moved to Beit Joles, the Dutch senior citizens home in Haifa, she took it with her. Jansje passed away in 2000 and the letter was discovered in 2013 in Beit Joles. After it was translated into Hebrew and research was conducted, the writer was identified: he was Joachim Sanders, Jansje’s cousin on her mother’s side.

The Ghetto Fighter’s House mourns the passing of Edith Zierer

The Ghetto Fighter’s House mourns the passing of Edith Zierer, pupil of Lena Kuechler-Silberman and a longtime friend of the “House.” The story of her rescue is connected to two people: The first was a young Polish seminarian named Karol Wojtyla (the future Pope John Paul II), the second person was Lena Kuechler-Silberman.

New exhibition: "Here Began My Childhood"

The new exhibition in the temporary exhibition space complements the collective biographies and recounts what happened to child survivors at the end of the war and in its aftermath. The exhibition highlights additional human and historical aspects which shaped the fate of these children and which, till now, have not received due attention in Holocaust remembrance educational programs.

The Ghetto Fighters' House Mourns the Passing of William Ungar

William Ungar, longtime friend of the Ghetto Fighters' House, passed on September 19, 2013. A Holocaust survivor, Ungar was a founder of Yad LaYeled Children's Memorial Museum and the Ungar School of Holocaust Studies, both located at the Ghetto Fighters' House.