Newsbrief: Israeli Holocaust museum preaches new message

by Jessica Wolfe
edited by Catherine Tersoni

An Israeli Holocaust museum has started educating visitors on the moral lessons of the Holocaust instead of just the statistics of the event, according to the New York Times.

(Photo: Dan Balilty)

As more Holocaust survivors die from old age, the remaining survivors have expressed concern that future generations will either forget or deny that the Holocaust ever happened.

Arye Carmon, the chairman of the museum’s board, said, “Our answer is to position the Holocaust as a warning sign.”

The museum, located in Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot, Israel, is named “The Ghetto Fighters’ House” in honor of the members of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, was the first Holocaust museum in the world.

It was founded by Jewish survivors, many of whom went on to work in the museum by sharing their experiences with visitors.

The final events of Israel’s “Holocaust Remembrance Day” took place at the museum on Monday, April 24.

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