Staten Island, New York – The Staten Island Holocaust Center is extremely proud to announce that it is partnering with the Ganzach Museum in Israel and Amud Aish Memorial Museum in Brooklyn to bring unique artifacts from these two esteemed organizations together right here in Staten Island.
The opportunity to partner with Ganzach Museum and Amud Aish Memorial Museum is yet another example of how the Staten Island Holocaust Center continues to offer opportunities for the community in Staten Island to learn from the past, in order to make a difference in the future through Holocaust education.
Located in Bnei Brak, Israel, the Ganzach Kiddush Hashem (Kiddush Hashem Archive) was founded in 1964 by the late author and Holocaust researcher, Rabbi Moshe Prager z”l, with the aim of commemorating the destroyed Jewish world, the heroism of the Jewish soul during the Holocaust, and the miracle of the Jewish People’s rebirth in Israel. The archive focusses on stories of maintaining moral and Jewish values during the Holocaust, and includes approximately 300,000 photographs, 2,000,000 documents, 40,000 textbooks, and 2000 video testimonies.
Through its collections, Ganzach Museum has developed relevant and engaging educational programming, supported by both Israel’s Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture and Sport.
Amud Aish Memorial Museum in Brooklyn, New York is a living memorial to all the victims of the Holocaust. The museum’s mission is to present the victim experience, with special emphasis on the perspectives of observant Jewish communities. It is the only Holocaust museum to focus on the role of faith and identity within the broader context of the annihilation of European Jewry. Amud Aish Memorial Museum and its educational division, the Kleinman Holocaust Education Center, have emerged as invaluable resources for educational programming, traveling exhibits, Orthodox specific wartime archives and new scholarship.
To learn more, contact the Staten Island Holocaust Center.