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The Fall of a SparrowThe Life and Times of Abba Kovner$
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Dina Porat

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804762489

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804762489.001.0001

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The Holocaust and Jewish History

The Holocaust and Jewish History

“A poem in stone”

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The Fall of a Sparrow
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This chapter focuses on Kovner's involvement in museum planning. By developing plans for museums, Kovner sought to both preserve the past and bring it to life for the present and the future. His goal was not to leave the bare facts for posterity but to make them reflect the spirit and atmosphere in which Jews had lived and created, and he particularly wanted to show what had been lost, not how it had been lost. Kovner was intimately involved with three museums. The first was the Moreshet House, whose objective was to be a museum illustrating Hashomer Hatzair's contribution to Zionism; he second was the From Holocaust to Resurrection Museum at Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, named after Mordechai Anielewicz, and which opened in 196; and the third was the Diaspora Museum, which opened in 1978.

Keywords:   Abba Kovner, Holocaust museum, Jewish history, Jews, Moreshet House, Holocaust to Resurrection, Diaspora Museum

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