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New Exhibition: "Closest to the Truth..." - Terezin Cartoonist Erich Lichtblau-Leskly

A ghetto artist with an eye for humor. A peek at the satirical views of artist Erich Lichtblau-Leskly, whose caricatures from within the Terezin (Theresienstadt) ghetto depict his fellow inmates and himself in scenes from their way of life. From GFH’s newest exhibition, “Closest to the Truth.” Curator Elena Makarova (“Boarding Path to Paradise”) has included the works of his fellow artists portraying a range of views of life in that ghetto where over 120,000 Jews met their deaths or were deported to extermination.

International Day of Holocaust Remembrance January 27, 2011

The Czech ambassador to Israel inaugurated GFH’s newest exhibition, “Closest to the Truth: the drawings of Terezin ghetto artist Erich Lichtblau-Leskly,” along with Israeli speakers Ruth Bondy, caricaturist Michel Kichka ,and the late artist’s daughter, in an evening program shedding light on the culture of humor as spiritual resistance in the ghetto.

International Conference: Marking 50 Years Since the Eichmann Trial

The Ghetto Fighters’ House was the opening venue of a three-day conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the trial of Adolf Eichmann. Scholars and researchers from Israel and abroad presented a comprehensive view from a range of standpoints, focusing on that watershed event in Holocaust dialogue. Cosponsored by the University of Haifa, Tel Aviv University, and the Sorbonne University, Paris.

Yad LaYeled launches the “Theatre in the Museum” program

The “Theatre in the Museum” program, which puts emphasis on the availability of the content and the themes of the museum to visitors through theatre, was recently launched at the Yad LaYeled museum. The program is geared for visitors from the upper elementary and middle school levels, as well as the general public, including soldiers, senior citizens, teachers and pre-service teachers.

The Center for the Study of the History of Poland and Polish Jewry

The Center for the Study of the History Poland and Polish Jewry will be opening this week at the Ghetto Fighters' House in cooperation with the Polish Embassy in Israel, the Korczak International Association and the Polish Research Center in Krakow.

The Ghetto Fighters’ House archives – general information and quick link to the archives

The archive is undergoing an extensive process of mapping and availability on the internet. So far, the archive has invited internet surfers to explore approximately 250,000 articles