“The Yad Mordechai Museum – “From the Holocaust to Revival
The natural hill, amidst the green fields, hides remarkable secrets from the past, unimaginable acts of heroism and the fascinating story, with many twists and turns, of150 kibbutz members – men and women – who stood alone against an entire Egyptian brigade.
For six whole days, thousands of well-trained Egyptian soldiers, armed with tanks, cannons and planes, were stopped in their advance toward Tel Aviv, confronted by the kibbutz members and their meager weapons. This is the epic story of the settlement in the Land of Israel, and it symbolizes the tenacity, bravery and determination that characterized the generation of pioneers and founders of this state.
The Yad Mordechai Museum – From the Holocaust to Revival
The “From Holocaust to Revival” museum in Kibbutz Yad Mordechai opened in 1968.
It covers the two most crucial events in the history of the Jewish people in the new era: the Holocaust and the Revival of the Jewish People.
The museum tells the story of the Jews in the land of Israel and the Diaspora, from the beginning of the 20th century, through the Holocaust, ending with the establishment of the State of Israel.
The section dedicated to the Holocaust, emphasizes Warsaw Jewry and the life story of Mordechai Anielewicz. The Revival section deals with the War of Independence in Yad Mordechai and the southern region and with the settlement of the Negev.