It happened on Hanukka … like every year; the team of Beit Theresienstadt met for a festive gathering – with the volunteers who help us throughout the year in our work. After the traditional greetings and candle lighting, with the blessings sung by Shmuel Bloch, our musician with the pleasant voice, we enjoyed singing Hanukka songs (this is the festival with most songs), led by the musician Pavel Korn, who immigrated – from the Czech Republic of course – in 1964. It turned out that he is the father of the audio specialist who works with Beit Theresienstadt who also joined in. Gadi Kfir who researches children’s games and toys, related details about his work and displayed some of the games we remember from childhood, though our children do not know them anymore. Michal Efrat told us about her visit to her home town Ostrava and about what is done there for the commemoration of the town’s Jews who perished in the Holocaust.
The evening was concluded by communal singing led by Pavel Korn – mostly Czech songs that always excite and awake nostalgia.