Former Kenesset member, Ophir Pines-Paz has joined the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum in Israel as the newly appointed Chairman of the Board.Mr. Pines-Paz has had a distinguished career in Israeli politics. He was also awarded several prestigious awards: the “Knights of Quality Government”, the “Ometz” award from the Citizens for Good Governance and Social Justice and the “Arnitai” award for honest management and integrity.
One of his early endeavors was a recent trip to the United States and the DC Holocaust Museum. During his visit he met with the Director of the American Friends of the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum and expressed his support for efforts for the Museum.
Pines-Paz has joined the Museum during the 70th Anniversary year since the Uprising and will provide strong leadership as we move into the next 70 years.
The US Embassy in Tel Aviv chose to honor one of the many brave people associated with the Ghetto Fighters’ House on Holocaust Remembrance Day. In honor of the UN-mandated International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, we celebrate two survivors who endured, triumphed, and now bear witness: Uri Chanoch, aged 13 when his childhood ended – seehttp://goo.gl/zoECL (Credit Yad Vashem) and Havka Folman-Raban, aged 17 when she joined the Warsaw Ghetto resistance – see http://goo.gl/PzfL8(Credit Ghetto Fighters Museum).
Article in the Jerusalem Post on the International Conference “Holocaust Education for Democratic Vaules
Article in the Jerusalem Post on the conference. In the article Dr. Anat Livne, Director of the Ghetto Fighters’ House, talks about the importance of the conference: “The goal of this conference is to shed some light on the education system in dealing with on of the most important aspect of our complex society.
Holocaust Museums in Israel Evolve
Museum critic for the New York Times, Edward Rothstein, recently visited three major Holocaust museums in Israel.
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