The topic of the "Between Sirens" conference we held on April 27 was the survivors that shaped Israeli culture. It opened with a musical homage to the composers Moni Amarilio, Yochanan Zarai and Yaakov Hollander. Singer Limor Shapira sang some of their tunes and discussed their life and their work.
Prof. Hanna Yablonka gave a lecture about the integration of the survivors in the State of Israel, the area of her expertise and the topic of her PhD dissertation.
The participants then split into discussion groups:
Dr. Rafi Kishon talked about his father, Efraim Kishon; Carmel Netzer talked about her grandmother, Ruth Bondy; Daniella Gardosh-Santo talked about her father; the caricaturist Dosh, Dr. Moshe Shner talked about his parents, Zvi and Sara, two of the founders of the Ghetto Fighters' House.
Roni Ribosh held her discussion at the nearby Kupferman Collection House, where she talked about her grandfather, the painter Moshe Kupferman. Clila and Hadasa Bau told about their father, Joseph Bau, and Lior Inbar led a discussion on Abba Kovner.
The evening ended with a screening of Levi Zini's film about Dan Ben Amotz.
The auditorium was fully booked, and we'd like to take this opportunity to thank the dedicated audience of the Ghetto Fighters' House for their wonderful participation. We'll meet again on next year's "Between Sirens" event.