Haifa and the Northern Coast Sights

Ghetto Fighters' House Museum (Lochamei Hageta'ot)

  • Rte. 4 Map It
  • Akko

Updated 01/06/2015

Fodor's Review

Founded in 1949 by survivors of the German, Polish, and Lithuanian Jewish ghettos set up by the Nazis, this kibbutz commemorates their compatriots who perished in the Holocaust at the Ghetto Fighters' House Museum, which you enter to the right of the main kibbutz gate. Exhibits include photographs documenting the Warsaw Ghetto and the uprising, and halls are devoted to different themes, among them Jewish communities before their destruction in the Holocaust; death camps; and deportations at the hands of the Nazis. You can also see the booth in which Adolf Eichmann, architect of the "Final Solution," sat during his Jerusalem trial.

In a cone-shaped building, the adjacent Yad LaYeled (Children's Memorial) is dedicated to the memory of the 1½ million children who perished in the Holocaust. It's designed for young visitors, who can begin to comprehend the events of the Holocaust through a series of tableaux and images accompanied by recorded voices, allowing them to identify with individual victims without seeing shocking details. There is a small cafeteria on the premises.

Sight Information

Address:

Kibbutz Lochamei Hageta'ot, Rte. 4, Akko, 2522000, Israel

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Phone:

04-995–8080

Sight Details:

  • 30 NIS
  • Sun.–Thurs. 9–4

Updated 01/06/2015

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