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Ghetto Fighters' House Newsletter No. 14 October 2016

Ghetto Fighters' House Newsletter |  No. 14 | October 2016

 

 

From the Desk of the General Director

A new year is about to begin, with hopes for renewals and good news.
This will be a prolific and transformative year for us at the museum.

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Yad Layeled Marks 20 Years

The “Yad LaYeled” museum at Ghetto Fighters' House was established in 1995 as an educational memorial site built to honor the one and a half million Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust. The following article is a retrospective look at the pioneering educational activities developed at the children's museum.

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New Play on Janusz Korczak in Yad Layeled

Yad Layeled at the Ghetto Fighters' House Museum introduces a new play: "A Hundred Times Better to be a Child". The play tells the story of Janusz Korczak through the eyes of two characters: a child from Korczak's orphanage and Stefa Wilczyńska, an educator who was Korczak's counterpart in running the orphanage and in implementing educational responsibilities. 

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Education Department Prodcuces New Video Testimonies

At the beginning of 2016 production was completed on three new testimonies at the Ghetto Fighters' House. This is a new project created to meet the needs of the Education and Training department. Compared to existing testimonial films, which provide a complete chronological story, the films produced are significant not only for the personal stories they tell, but also for the ethical messages highlighted in the films.

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Renaming Ceremony of GFH Archives

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, and 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 his father's publicity work. Ms. Bratman-Elhalel also read excerpts from Sara and Zvi's letters.

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Inauguration of New Screening Hall

On July 11, 2016, a new Screening Hall was inaugurated adjacent to the "The Jews of Holland during the Holocaust" exhibition in the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum. The hall was donated by the Friends Association of GFH in Holland and by the "Maror” (SCMI) Foundation.

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GFH Marks the 20th Anniversary of Partnership2Gether

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Partnership2Gether (previous known as Partnership 2000). Over the past 20 years, the Ghetto Fighters' House and the Western Galilee – Central Area Consortium Partnership have maintained a long and active connection, including youth and professional delegations, as well as joint programs.

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Farewell Event for Poria Lichi

In May the Ghetto Fighters' House and Yad Layeled staff held a farewell event for Poria Lichi. Throughout the years, Poria had many responsibilities at the museum. During the 20 years she has been working at the GFH, she was involved in the opening of the Yad Layeled children's museum and helped lay the foundation for the educational program for young visitors about the Holocaust. She also wrote several teacher kits.

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Welcome the Two New Volunteers in the Archives

With the New Year approaching, the Ghetto Fighters' House Archives have received two young volunteers – Olga Korshonov, from Israel, and Aylin Bademsoy, from Austria. Both came to the archives as part of their national service.

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We Woud Like to Thank

Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot

The Claims Conference

                                           

The Azrieli Foundation

                 
For their continual support of the museum's activities


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