SEVASTOPOL JEWISH WELFARE CENTER “HESED SHAHAR”
Museum “Jews of Sevastopol. History of Heroism”
of Museum program Boris Gelman
heroic defences that made Sevastopol famous all over the world.
First, the 349 days defence in the Crimean actions (1854-1855) and a well known defence that lasted 250 days during the World War II. Thousands of Jews served in the ranks of the Russian and Soviet Armies, fighting against enemy. Heroism and great courage of Jewish people and their role in the history of the whole country cannot be denied.
goals of the Museum are:
To retain the memory of Jews’ deeds on Sevastopol land for
To excite feelings of pride for the elder generation; give rise to
To reconnect to the Jewish heritage
To support feeling of adherence to traditions and fathers’
To display the tragedy of Holocaust in Sevastopol
The light of Menora in Chersones (the Jewish community in the I cent
2. In Sevastopol fortresses (1854-1855)
Sevastopol Jewish Community in XIX early XX century
The Jewish people during revolutionary events (1905-1920).
Zionist movement in Sevastopol.
6. The Jews in sailors’ vests (Service in the Black Sea Navy, 1920-1941).
On the “burning land”. Defense of Sevastopol in 1941-42.
Victorious assault. Liberation of Sevastopol (May, 1944)
Revival of Sevastopol.
The Jewish people in all key-areas of activity. Heavy industry. Health
protection. Science. Arts.
12. The revival of Jewish traditions and culture.
to the program “Museum” the following books have been
Sink into Oblivion ” in memory of Jews who fought for
the Burning Land” (Heroes of Soviet Union the Jews in
defence for Sevastopol) .