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"Between Yom Hashoah and Yom Hatzma'ut" Discussion Series

On April 10th and 11th the Ghetto Fighters' House will host for the second year the "Between Yom Hashoah and Yom Hatzma'ut" Discussion series. This year, in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, the discussion series will revolve around the moral values that set in motion the Uprising and were in the conscious minds of the soldiers who faught in Israel's wars.

A Journey to Poland Marking 70 Years to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Ghetto Fighters’ House invites you to a unique experience – a once-in-a-lifetime historical journey through the material and spiritual world of the Jewish community in Poland across the generations. A journey into the complexity of the human soul from ultimate evil to compassion, aid, generosity, and uplifting of the spirit. This journey is for members of the Friends’ Associations, teachers, students, and others interested in these subjects. Family members may join.

The Center for Humanistic Education: Training Courses for Teachers Expanding

Over the last two years, the in-service training courses for teachers have expanded in subject areas as well as number of participants. Some 160 teachers have taken the new courses offered by the Center for Humanistic Education (CHE).

"Stories of the Holocaust": Article in the New York Times on the "Coming of Age" website

The Web site, “Coming of Age Now, Coming of Age in the Holocaust,” is featured Robin Pogrebin's article on the importance of first hand testimony in learning about the Holocaust.

Muki Tsur’s "Wind of Sorrow": In the Footsteps of Yitzhak Katzenelson: A Review

"Wind of Sorrow" was written in order to restore Yitzhak Katzenelson to the literary and educational discourse of contemporary Israel, to provide a fresh reading of his poems and essays, and to confirm the decisions of the founders of Ghetto Fighters’ House to name the museum after him. The book contains previously unpublished letters from the archive of Ghetto Fighters’ House written by Katzenelson to his friends – the writer Yosef Haim Brenner, movement activist Yitzhak Tabenkin (who was also his cousin), the writer and editor Menachem Poznanski, and of course members of his own family.

Article in Ha'aretz: Warsaw diary offers fascinating look into Jewish girls’ prewar life

In Ha'aretz a very unique diary written by a group of Jewish Zionist teenagers from Warsaw in 1929 is presented in this article by Ofer Aderet. The diary was donated to the GFH archives by Esti Kuszmierz, the daughter of one of the young girls who wrote in this colorful group diary, Bracha, a Holocasut survivor who escaped the Warsaw ghetto after the uprising in 1943. The special notebook was given as a present to one of the girls' counselors who made Aliya to Israel before the outbreak of WWII and later given to Bracha, who also made Aliaya.