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Thursday: 9:00-20:00 *
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* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.

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Survivors after the Holocaust - January 2008

Welcome to the eleventh issue of Teaching the Legacy. The focus of this issue is “The Road Ahead – Survivors After the Holocaust”, featuring an article on this theme and two full-length interviews with survivors living in Israel. Also included is an interview about the new "Spots of Light - Women in the Holocaust" exhibition, as well as our regular updates on activities at the International School and within Yad Vashem, new Yad Vashem publications and recommended books. We hope you find this newsletter of interest and look forward to your feedback.

Interview with Walter Zwi Bacharach, Professor Emeritus of General History

Interview with Walter Zwi Bacharach, Professor Emeritus of General History

IntroductionProfessor Walter Zwi Bacharach is Professor Emeritus of General History at Bar-Ilan University. He was born in Hanau, Germany in 1928. In 1938, he escaped with his family to Holland, where they were captured in 1942. He was sent to Westerbork transit camp, then to the Theresienstadt ghetto, and to the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. He survived a death march and was liberated by U.S. forces. He immigrated to Palestine in 1946, lives in Tel-Aviv, and is married with children and grandchildren.This exclusive interview was first published in our newsletter Teaching the Legacy (January,...
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Survivors Speak about their Lives after the Holocaust

Survivors Speak about their Lives after the Holocaust

"So here I am right now, about eighty years old – coming to the year of eighty. I have two married children, wonderful children. I have five grandchildren and one great-grandson. Three generations born and raised from the ashes of the Holocaust. Today I am the happiest man in the world. Just last week I was thinking – 'My God, sixty-two years ago I came here, a boy of seventeen, from a different planet, into a different planet,' and now, these days, after sixty-two years I am moving from one apartment to another one."
– Eliezer Ayalon, Holocaust survivor"I...
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Interview with Ms. Yehudit Inbar, Director of the Museums Division at Yad Vashem

Interview with Ms. Yehudit Inbar, Director of the Museums Division at Yad Vashem

IntroductionThis exclusive interview was published in our newsletter Teaching the Legacy (January, 2008). The original interview, conducted in Hebrew, first appeared in our Hebrew edition of October, 2007. Ms. Inbar discusses the exhibition "Spots of Light: Women in the Holocaust", which she curated and displayed at Yad Vashem's art museum. A respected writer, editor, and lecturer, Ms. Inbar further elaborated on the theme in the printed catalog and in her essay to introduce the exhibition and its purposes. Her experience as Director of the Museums Division...
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Interview with Eliezer Ayalon, Israeli Tour Guide

Interview with Eliezer Ayalon, Israeli Tour Guide

IntroductionEliezer Ayalon was born in Radom, Poland. He lived with his family in the Radom Ghetto until 1942, when Eliezer was separated from his family, who later perished in Treblinka. He was imprisoned in five different camps in Poland and in Austria. Ayalon was liberated in May, 1945, after a death march to the Ebensee concentration camp (a sub-camp of the Mauthausen camp complex). He arrived in Palestine on November 8, 1945, served in the army, and later became a tour guide. He is married and has children and grandchildren.This exclusive interview was first published in our newsletter Teaching...
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