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Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬09:00-14:00

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Prof. Yaffa Eliach (1935-2016)

Engagement photo of Yaffa Eliach's maternal grandparents, Yitzhak Uri Katz and Alte Dwilanski, Eishishok, the Russian Empire, 1905
Engagement photo of Yaffa Eliach's maternal grandparents, Yitzhak Uri Katz and Alte Dwilanski, Eishishok, the Russian Empire, 1905

Yitzhak Uri and Alte were both professional photographers, and the photo was taken at Yitzhak Uri's studio. Alte also owned a bakery, was a pharmacist and served as director of the school education committee. Yitzhak Uri died in 1929, and Alte was murdered in September 1941.

Engagement photo of Yaffa Eliach's parents, Moshe Sonenson and Zipporah Katz, Eishishok, Poland, July 28, 1928
Engagement photo of Yaffa Eliach's parents, Moshe Sonenson and Zipporah Katz, Eishishok, Poland, July 28, 1928

Moshe Survived and immigrated to Israel. Zipporah was killed by the Polish Armia Krajowa in October 1944.
 

Five years old Yaffa Sonenson with her older brother Yitzhak, Eishishok, Poland, winter 1940
Five years old Yaffa Sonenson with her older brother Yitzhak, Eishishok, Poland, winter 1940

Yaffa Sonenson feeding chickens in front of the family's summer home, Titiance, Poland, June 1941
Yaffa Sonenson feeding chickens in front of the family's summer home, Titiance, Poland, June 1941

This was the last photo her grandmother took. She was murdered in September 1941.

Yaffa Eliach with US president Gerald Ford in the Center for Holocaust Studies, New York, NY, USA
Yaffa Eliach with US president Gerald Ford in the Center for Holocaust Studies, New York, NY, USA

Eliach established the Center in Brooklyn in 1973

Yaffa Eliach with Prof. Elie Wiesel and US President Jimmy Carter
Yaffa Eliach with Prof. Elie Wiesel and US President Jimmy Carter

Eliach was appointed Carter's Commission on the Holocaust, headed Wiesel in 1978

Yaffa Eliach in the "Tower of Faces", United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC, USA
Yaffa Eliach in the "Tower of Faces", United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC, USA

1,500 pictures from Eliach's personal archives make up the "Tower of Faces," which became one of the seminal features of the permanent exhibition at the USHMM

Yaffa Eliach, 1935-1916
Yaffa Eliach, 1935-1916