The Vizhnitzer Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager, visited the Amud Aish Memorial Museum (Amud Aish) and Kleinman Holocaust Education Center Wednesday, as part of his two-day trip to New York.
During his visit, the Rebbe delivered speeches and toured the Amud Aish Memorial Museum’s new exhibit, Hidden Children and the Holocaust, which features newly discovered artifacts from rescuers and Holocaust survivors. The exhibit is part of Amud Aish’s educational program for this year and has been visited by school groups to learn about the faith and self-sacrifice of the Jewish people in the face of the Holocaust.
“I wish the museum – staff and board members – continued success as you educate future generations about emunah, Kiddush Hashem, and the eternal resilience of Klal Yisroel,” the Rebbe said in an address. “Your work here is crucial. People think we don’t need to remember, but the Torah commands us to remember. The youth must learn from the mesiras nefesh of those Yidden. I came here because I wanted to show my support of the museum which is unique in the entire world. I want our chassidim to come here.”
Rabbi Sholom Friedmann, the Director of Amud Aish, said it was a “great honor” to show the Rebbe the work the museum has been doing for years.
“We welcome donations of documents and artifacts from families around the world to help us learn about what happened and how our people survived,” Friedman said. “When the museum opens next year in Boro Park, the full story of the Holocaust will finally be told.”
Originally posted here.