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Lohamey HaGeta'ot

Lohamei HaGeta'ot
לוֹחֲמֵי הַגֵּיטָאוֹת
Lohamei HaGeta'ot
Lohamei HaGeta'ot

Coordinates: 32°57′45.71″N 35°5′44.52″E / 32.9626972°N 35.0957000°E / 32.9626972; 35.0957000Coordinates: 32°57′45.71″N 35°5′44.52″E / 32.9626972°N 35.0957000°E / 32.9626972; 35.0957000

Council Mateh Asher
Region Western Galilee
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Surviving fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, former Jewish partisans and other Holocaust survivors.
Name meaning The fighters of the ghettos

Lohamei HaGeta'ot (Hebrew: לוֹחֲמֵי הַגֵּיטָאוֹת, lit. The Ghetto Fighters) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the western Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 467.

History

The kibbutz was founded in 1949 on the coastal highway between Acre and Nahariya, on the site of the former Arab village of Al-Sumayriyya.[1] Its founding members include surviving fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (notably Icchak Cukierman, ŻOB deputy commander), as well as former Jewish partisans and other Holocaust survivors. Its name commemorates the Jews who fought the Nazis.

Economy

In the mid-1980s the kibbutz acquired the Tivall vegetarian food products factory, which has become a mainstay of its income. Other branches include a large dairy and agriculture and a bed and breakfast. The kibbutz is currently undergoing a process of privatization.

Archaeology

Alongside the kibbutz are the extensive remains of an aqueduct which supplied water to Acre some 6 km away, until 1948. The aqueduct was originally built at the end of the 18th century by Jezzar Pasha, the Ottoman ruler of Acre, but was completely rebuilt by his son, Suleiman, in 1814.[2]


Museum

The kibbutz operates the Ghetto Fighters' House, a history museum commemorating those who fought the Nazis. Adjacent to the museum is a large amphitheatre used frequently for concerts, assemblies, and ceremonies hosted by the museum.


References

Bibliography

  • Tom Segev: The Seventh Million: Israelis and the Holocaust (2000, ISBN 0-8050-6660-8) (p. 449-455)

External links

  • Ghetto Fighters' House website
  • Kibbutz Lohamei HaGeta'ot (Hebrew)
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