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Hecht Museum
(photo by Haifa University)

March. Hecht Museum, in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland and the Institute for Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa, opens the exhibition

The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors. The exhibition tells the stories of 14 survivors who have found refuge in Switzerland during and after the Holocaust. Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa brought it to Israel.

The opening event was attended by the Swiss Ambassador in Israel, Jean-Daniel Roche, President of the University Prof. Ron Rubin, Deputy Mayor of Haifa, Rabbi Dov Haiun, and Doron Livnat, Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa, a degree conferred upon him for his contribution to promoting study and research of the Holocaust at the University of Haifa.

The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors is a project of the Gamaraal Foundation, a Swiss foundation founded in 2014. The foundation supports Holocaust survivors in need and is engaged in the field of Holocaust education.

Anita Winter, Founder and President of the Gamaraal Foundation: "The exhibition demonstrates through biographies and portraits what can result from anti-Semitism, which is newly ascendant in several countries. Holocaust memory should thus be a warning that racism and anti-Semitism can have significant consequences... the exhibition targets above all the young generation and should raise awareness about the value and importance of tolerance."