Belgium, Germany and Israel


After all the covid restrictions, the opportunity to travel finally presented itself in the autumn of 2021. In Ypres, Belgium, I had the opportunity to see the famous In Flanders Fields museum, whose attractive exhibition was prepared by British Event Communications specialists, who are also responsible for the museum exhibition of the Polin Jewish Museum in Warsaw.

In Germany, I met again with the director of the Jewish Museum Berlin, Mrs. Hetty Berg, who will be one of the members of our International Advisory Board, and of course enjoyed a thorough tour of the entire museum, with an exhibition that is modern not only in design but in its entire concept. Much has been written elsewhere about the phenomenal combination of the multimedia exhibition with the architecture of Daniel Libeskind.

I also met with the Czech ambassador to Germany, Mr Tomáš Kafka, and with Michaela Küchler from the German Foreign Ministry, who has Czech ancestry but is also the special representative for relations with Jewish organizations, Holocaust commemoration and the fight against anti-Semitism.

In Jerusalem, I met with Daniel Silberklang and Dan Michman from the Yad Vashem Museum and Markéta Pnina Younger from the Central Archives of the History of the Jewish People. I visited Beit Theresienstadt and thoroughly explored what is probably the most modern Jewish museum today, the ANU (“We") Museum in Tel Aviv.

Martin Reiner