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In Memoriam - Ariela Gurewitz z"l


With great sadness, we announce the death of our colleague Ariella Gurwitz, z”l, who passed away  on Yom Kippur Eve, 9 Tishrei 5770, 27 September 2009.


Ariella Gurwitz was “second generation” at Beit Hatfutsot, the daughter of Abba Vinick, z”l, Human Resources Director of the museum during its early years.


Ariella worked for nearly 25 years at the photo archives, which became the Bernard H. and Miriam Oster Visual Documentation Center.


One of Ariella’s main responsibilities was to collect photographs from private family collections. Ariella would greet people and families that arrived at the museum in order to loan photos to the archives. She would interview, chat, and listen to their stories. She treated every single photograph as if it were a rare and special treasure.
Ariella was a true and loyal friend, full of honesty and integrity. She will be sorely missed.
The Staff and Management of Beit Hatfutsot