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A Yearly Tradition: Latin American Groups at the GFH

In early January, 250 youth movement counselors from Buenos Aires, Argentina visited the Ghetto Fighters' House. The young counselors represented movements such as "Maccabi", and "Hebraica" that chose to conclude their visit to Israel with an educational seminar at the museum.

Ten Years of Seminars for Jewish Educators from the CIS

Since 2002, the Ghetto Fighters’ House has conducted an annual program for Jewish educators from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as part of a joint initiative together with the Jewish Agency and Yad Vashem. Conceptualized by the late Pinchas Agmon, founding director of the Russian Department at the Ghetto Fighters’ House, the seminar aims to prepare teachers for educating Jewish youth throughout the former Soviet Union.

European Jewish Congress to Display GFH Materials during International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The European Jewish Congress will display panels from an exhibit based on educational materials from the Ghetto Fighters’ House during the annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the European Parliament during the week of January 21st in Brussels.

In the Footsteps of the Ghetto Fighters, An Interactive Program

In preparation for the events commemorating 70 years to the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, the Ghetto Fighters’ House is creating an interactive computer program for use by high school students and soldiers who visit the Museum. This activity will become part of the study days and tours for students and soldiers to help enrich and deepen their understanding of the ghetto fighters through innovative learning techniques.

Abba Kovner: Leader, Poet and Fighter

“For me, as a member of Hashomer Hatzair, today’s event is an encore, a great encore that marks a beginning.” This is how Abba Kovner described his feelings in a speech at the founding conference of the Mapam Party in Tel Aviv. It was late January 1948, two months after the UN had passed the partition plan resolution on November 29th and one week after 35 fighters had been killed in the campaign to liberate Gush Etzion under siege.

President Shimon Peres Takes Part in the Ghetto Fighters' House Opening Ceremony Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

On Thursday, January 17, 2013, the Ghetto Fighters’ House opened its year commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, with a special event beginning at 10:00 a.m.: President Shimon Peres will honor the last of the fighters in an especially moving, closed gathering with the survivors.