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Ghetto Fighters' House Newsletter No. 13 June 2016

Ghetto Fighters' House Newsletter | No. 13 | June 2016 

Dr. Anat Livne's Opening Words at the 2016 Holocaust and Heroism National Assembly

This year's ceremony is dedicated to the memory of 1.5 million children who perished during the Holocaust and in honor of those that survived the ghettos, hiding places, the forests and camps. After the war, these child survivors returned to life, contributed to the building and foundation of the State of Israel, as well as starting families and making amazing accomplishments.


The 2016 National Assembly: 
"Mother Can We Cry Now?"

The Annual Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day National Assembly took place, like every year, on Memorial Day evening (May 5), at the museum's open-air theater, in the presence of the President of Israel, Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin, as well as Holocaust survivors and their families from around the country, members of the Ghetto Fighters' Kibbutz (Lohamei Hagetaot), residents of the Western Galilee, soldiers and youth movement members and the general public. This year the ceremony marked the 20th anniversary of Yad Layeled Children's Memorial Museum and presented the stories of Jewish children who lived during the Holocaust.




Between Sirens: 
"Silent or Silenced?"

The Ghetto Fighters’ House annually holds a study day entitled “Between Sirens – Study and Contemplation"  that takes place between Holocaust Memorial Day and Independence Day. This year dealt with the Holocaust survivors' encounter with the Israeli society.


Remembering Together: 
An Alternative Memorial Gathering

On the eve of the Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Ghetto Fighters' House held an alternative gathering, "Remembering Together", based on texts written at the Van Leer Institute under the leadership of Professor Michal Govrin. Over 60 participants from the Western Galilee region, as well as members of the museum's international Friends' Associations, participated in this commemoration ceremony.



Parting Words to the Outgoing
Chairman of the Board, Ophir Pines Paz

At the annual reception for the Friends of the GFH, which is held on the same night of the Holocaust Memorial Ceremony, Dr. Anat Livne, Director of the Ghetto Fighters' House Museum, said a few parting words to the outgoing Chair of the GFH Board of Directors, Ophir Pines Paz.




International Conference: 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials

A large audience filled the auditorium of the Ghetto Fighters' House on the first day of the International Conference marking the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials. The conference, which was a joint project of the Ghetto Fighters' House and the University of Haifa, with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, dealt with the juridical aftermath, both politically and culturally, of the impressive civilian operation that complemented the military victory over Nazi Germany.


News from the Center of Humanistic Education

The Center for Humanistic Education caters to a wide-range of populations. In this article, Dr. David Netzer, Director of Pedagogical Programming, discusses three very different seminars that took place at the Center this year.


Yad LaYeled: Facing the Future

In its 20th year, Yad LaYeled is looking towards the future.  The museum is taking on a new name, Yad LaYeled in the Spirit of Korczak, as well as planning activities, exhibitions and upgrades.



Renovation of the "Yizkor" Hall

The “Yizkor” Hall, one of the central exhibitions of the Ghetto Fighters' House, was established around ten years ago as a part of the renewal  process of the central area of the museum. The artifact arrangements and the hall were designed by Bina Sela-Zur, Romi Ahituv, and Meira Koblansky. Over the years, the technology that the exhibition was based on had become outdated, and it was necessary to update the system. One of the criteria for choosing the company to implement the update was the preservation of the original museum experience for the visitor.



Renaming of the Education Center
in Memory of Chavka Folman Raban

In the framework of our project to commemorate members of Kibbutz Lohamei HaGetaot whose work in the museum was an essential part of their lives, the Education and Guide Center of the museum will be named after the late Chavka Folman Raban. The commemoration plaque emphasizes her educational outlook, founded on social activism, demanding of herself and others, the struggle for a better world and activism dedicated to minimizing injustice.


We Woud Like to Thank

Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot
for their support of the museum and the National Assembly

Raya Strauss Ben-Dror and Shmuel Ben-Dror
for their benefaction to the reception and the Assembly

The Azrieli Foundation

Egged Tours




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