Preserving Holocaust memories

An unforgettable visit to Kibbutz Lochamei Hagetaot.

February 5, 2018 22:52
Haya Helenka Levi’s photo album from her time at Janusz Korczak’s orphanage (1933-39)

Haya Helenka Levi’s photo album from her time at Janusz Korczak’s orphanage (1933-39). (photo credit: COURTESY GHETTO FIGHTERS' HOUSE MUSEUM ARCHIVES)


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Although Yad Vashem is Israel’s best known Holocaust museum and education facility, there are others which preceded it, and were even established by Holocaust survivors and resistance fighters. The first of these was Kibbutz Lochamei Hagetaot near Acre in the Western Galilee. It is known in English as the Ghetto Fighters Itzhak Katznelson Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage House.

Established in 1949, it is believed to be the first Holocaust museum in the world founded by Holocaust survivors and resistance fighters. In 1995, a Children’s Memorial Museum was added to the Ghetto Fighters Museum in memory of Jewish children whose futures were terminated much too early during the Holocaust.


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