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Renaming Ceremony of the Archives in Honor of Sara and Zvi Shner

In June, the Ghetto Fighters' House held a special event to honor Sara and Zvi Shner, including a naming ceremony of the museum's archives and the revealing of a memorial plaque. Dr. Anat Livne, the GFH General Director, spoke on behalf of the museum, Anat Bratman-Elhalel, the director of the archives, spoke on behalf of the archive department. Dr. Moshe Shner spoke on behalf of the family, describing his parents' historical documentation and research, as well as Zvi Shner's publicity work. Anat Bratman-Elhalel also read excerpts from Sara and Zvi Shner's letters.

Sara Neshamit-Shner was born in the town of Sejny, on the Polish-Lithuanian border. During the war she joined the partisans in the Belarussian forests. After liberation, Sara returned to Lithuania, taking part in the clandestine transfer of Jews to Mandate Palestine via Poland. After she was discovered, she fled to Poland and became one of the founding members of the "Zionist Coordination for the Redemption of Jewish Children in Poland."

Zvi Shner was born in 1912 in Lodz, Poland. Before the war he finished his studies in jurisprudence at the University of Warsaw and was active in Jewish communal relief and welfare organizations in Poland. During the war, he spent most of his time in labor camps in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. After liberation, he returned to Poland where he wrote articles on current affairs in Palestine, using the pen name "Avner".

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