The Ghetto Fighters House Museum
The Ghetto Fighters' House, which houses 6,000 square meters of exhibits, is situated adjacent to Yad Layeled. It is unique among Holocaust museums in that it focuses on the history of the Jewish Resistance. The museum presents, through pictures and documents, the history of the Holocaust, the cruelty of the Nazi murderers, the suffering of the Jewish men, women, and children in the ghettos and camps, and the desperate and heroic efforts of the Resistance.
The historical exhibits of the Museum document Jewish life before the Holocaust, the Holocaust itself and the Jewish resistance against the policy of the Nazi-occupier. The role of the Jewish youth movements in this resistance was of great importance as is shown in one of the exhibits. In addition there are exhibits on Yitzhak Katzenelson, Janusz Korczak, Righteous Gentiles, Jewish life in Vilna and in the shtetl Olkieniki, the community of Saloniki, Hungarian Jewry, Dutch Jewry, the Klooga concentration camp, detailed exhibits on the Warsaw ghetto uprising, the uprisings in other ghettos, and an extensive exhibit on the Resistance. There are also permanent and changing art exhibits.
The Education Department
Educational seminars at the Museum have become an integral part of the Israeli high school curricula. The Museum organizes teacher seminars, encourages student research projects with staff assistance, and provides teacher guidance and teaching materials. An experienced staff of teacher guides lead workshops and study sessions for thousands of high-school students, soldiers, and new immigrants each year. Teachers' refresher seminars are conducted regularly, and group seminars are held in Hebrew and English.
The Zivia and Yitzhak Zuckerman Study Center, which opened in January 1987, offers seminars and dormitory accommodations for groups of educators from Israel and abroad. In addition, the American Federation of Teachers, The American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors, and the Jewish Labor Committee sponsor an annual summer seminar for Holocaust teachers from the U.S., who stay at the Study Center for a two-week seminar.