Education Ministry Director-General Dalit Stauber has sent a letter to municipality leaders and school principals, seeking to implement her vision for marking the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. In her letter she cites the significance of this year’s observance, and the need to do something special.
She feels the special anniversary highlights the connection between the Warsaw ghetto, the Holocaust and our living in an independent Jewish state.
“On Friday, 9 Iyar 5773 at 10:00am,at the exact times flags were waved in the Warsaw ghetto, a flag-waving assembly should be held in all of the nation’s schools,” she points out. Stauber wants the entire nation’s schools to wave the flags simultaneously, “to highlight the miracle, the connection of the past, present and future.”
“During a period in which Israeli society faces numerous challenges regarding our values, social issues; education; and security; what stands out is the values exhibited in the Warsaw ghetto, to become a model for society today,” Stauber explains.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)