An extended edition that was published 50 years after Anna Szenes’ death, on November 7, 1944, in Budapest.
In preparation for the current edition, which will be published in a new format, all of Anna’s diaries written in the Land of Israel were checked again to see that they were written in Hebrew, reviewed again, and previously omitted excerpts and sentences were added. These additions, which include intimate issues, personal deliberations, and comments regarding her life, her close friend in the kibbutz, and other friends – enrich the text and allow the reader to perceive Anna’s complex personality.
This complete text may further bring her closer to today’s young reader and emphasize more prominently, against the background of her deliberations as a young woman, the power of her choice.
Anna Szenes house
Sunday – Thursday, from 10:00 to 16:00
Fridays from 9:00 to 13:00
The museum is closed on Saturday and holidays
The Anna Szenes House complex in Kibbutz Sdot Yam, apart from being a museum, is also a cultural center and a fitting place for holding conferences, seminars, and a variety of social or family events. The place includes a large auditorium in which it is possible to hold lectures, and screen films and presentations with a sound amplification system, a huge screen, and approximately 100 seats. We also have a sprawling lawn with abundant plants that can accommodate up to 300 people, and a large stage for ceremonies and music and dance performances (which also includes a sound amplification system, lighting, and a large screen). The Caesarea Antiquity Museum complex contains an impressive garden, a lovely lawn, and ancient marble items, such as columns, sculptures, and Corinthian capitals.
At the Anna Szenes House, we place a central emphasis on passing down Anna’s story to future generations.
Anna was an inspirational figure, from whom many values can be drawn, such as perseverance, her ability to give, her volunteering spirit, her assertiveness, leadership, and more. In addition, Anna’s story and letters teach us not only about her private world, but also about the period in which she was active, a formative period in the history of the State of Israel, the Jewish people, and the world.
Anna Szenes House offers activities and tours designed for schools and various frameworks of the educational system.
Tours for groups at Anna Szenes House include a variety of options, from the standard tour of the Anna Szenes House, to an extended tour that includes a scenic view from the observation point, a walk on the beach, a visit to the Anna Szenes House, and a visit to the Caesarea Antiquity Museum. The tours are tailored to various types of groups: Senior citizens, schools, families, organizations, companies, and tourists from abroad.
It is also possible to personally adapt the tour to the visit you’re interested in and choose from the options offered: