Founders

Dr. Nahum Goldmann (1895-1982)  

Dr. Nahum Goldmann

Dr.  Nahum Goldmann (1895-1982)

Thinker behind the idea of establishing Beit Hatfutsot as a living testament to the Jewish dispersion following the Holocaust.

Mr. Abba Kovner (1918-1987)  

Mr. Abba Kovner (1918-1987)

Created the museum concept of the Permanent Exhibition at Beit Hatfutsot.

Mr. Jesaja Weinberg (1918-2000)  

Photographer: Edgar Asher

Mr. Jesaja Weinberg (1918-2000)

First Director of Beit Hatfutsot from 1976-1981.

Dr. Meyer Weisgal (1894-1977)  

Courtesy: Weizmann Institute of Science

Dr. Meyer Weisgal (1894-1977)

First president of Beit Hatfutsot in the early 1970’s, promoted the planning process that led to the museum’s opening.