The Ghetto Fighters' House – Itzhak Katzenelson Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum– also known as the “House”- was established in the spring of 1949 and is the only Holocaust Memorial Museum in the world founded by Holocaust survivors. The museum tells the story of the Jewish Holocaust during World War II, emphasizing the bravery, spiritual triumph and the incredible ability of the survivors to rebuild their lives in a new country of which they had dreamed – the State of Israel.
The Ghetto Fighters’ House gives evidence to the founders’ vision. Having to put behind them the grief and the horror, they chose to come to the Western Galilee to build a flourishing kibbutz – the Ghetto Fighters’ Kibbutz – and the museum, which is located within the community.
Alongside the museum is the Center for Humanistic Education which aims to instill knowledge and understanding of the events that took place during the Holocaust through dialogue and joint learning. The center strives to create multi-cultural gatherings during which intensive discussions can take place concerning the human and universal meaning of the Holocaust both within and beyond Israeli society.
In 1995, the Yad Layeled Children’s Memorial Museum was established at the Ghetto Fighters’ House. Serving as both a children's educational museum and memorial, Yad LaYeled has two main goals: to commemorate the million and a half children who perished during the Holocaust and to continuously tell the story of the children who survived.
The aim of the children’s museum is to acquaint young visitors with the world of the children who lived during the Holocaust, providing an experiential venue through which they can explore the subject of the Holocaust in an age appropriate manner.
The Ghetto Fighters' Kibbutz offers travelers a B&B option and other tourist attractions.
Sunday through Thursday – 09:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Holidays: extended hours and activities
Recommended age: 10 and up. Young children must be accompanied by parents.
Activities for groups must be arranged in advance.
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