Sarah Shner-Neshamit, 1913-2008

Sarah Shner-Neshamit, among the first members of Kibbutz Lohamei Hageta'ot and one of the founders of its Ghetto Fighters Museum, has passed away. She will be buried today at 5:00 P.M., on the kibbutz.

Shner-Neshamit was born in Poland in 1913. During World War II she served as a nurse with a Soviet partisans' brigade, after escaping from a Nazi work camp. She worked at the museum from 1955, alongside her later husband Zvi Shner, the museum's director for 34 years, until his death.

Shner-Neshamit wrote a number of books and articles on the resistance of the Jews in the ghettos during the war and other Holocaust-related topics. She is known for "The Children on Mapu Street," among other books.