Beit Theresienstadt at Kibbutz Givat Chaym Ichud was erected in memory of the
Jews of Ghetto Theresienstadt who perished during the Nazi persecution.
The corner stone was laid in 1969 and the official opening was in 1975.
The "Theresienstadt Martyrs Remembrance Association" built this edifice
through the initiative of the surviving members of the Zionist Youth
Movement and the "Hechalutz" organization living in Israel. Not a mute
monument but a living and active institution.
Activities of Beit Theresienstadt:
- Educational Center prepares curricula on the Holocaust and organizes
one day workshops for pupils, students and teachers - from Israel and abroad.
- Our staff provides guidance for Holocaust studies and research regarding the fate of Jews from Czechoslovakia, Germany, Holland, Denmark and other countries. from which prisoners were brought to Ghetto Terezin.
- An annual meeting of the members of our association is being held.
- Organization of Second Generation Activities.
- Exhibitions of works of Art by Terezin Artists.
- Maintaining archives and collections of documents, testimonies and artifacts concerning Ghetto Theresienstadt.
- Information on the fate of the nearly 150,000 prisoners of Ghetto Terezin is stored in our Computerized Data Base and available on request. The fee for a query is Nis.15.00 - per name.
- Edition and distribution of "Dapei Kesher", a newsletter issued twice yearly in Hebrew, English and German.
Opening hours and Connections
Beit Terezin is open:
Sunday through Thursday as from 08.00 till 15.00.
There is also a possibility for a visit during other hours
of day but this has to be pre-coordinated.
Beit Terezin, Givat Haim Ihud Israel, M.P. Emek Hefer 38935
Particulars about Beit Terezin are brought to public by means of publication booklets of Museums Department, of the Educational File, of an Advertising company to religious Schools.
There are circulars distributed yearly, informing schools about existence of seminary days, maintained in Beit Terezin.