Building the Brotherhood Museum at the Metzudat Koach Memorial

​COMMEMORATING THE HEROISM OF THE SOLDIERS OF ‘48

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WHAT IS THE METZUDAT KOACH MEMORIAL?          

The Metzudat Koach Memorial (known also as the Nabi Yusha fortress) in the Upper Galilee  commemorates the 28 soldiers who fell during the conquest of the fortress during the War of Independence.  Since control of the strategically vital site - a key observation point that commanded the main road to the Upper Galilee - was crucial for the safety of the nearby kibbutzim, after the British handed over the fortress to the Arabs, the Palmach made three attempts to conquer it in the spring of 1948.  

WHY THE BROTHERHOOD MUSEUM?                                            

  • The fortress has come to symbolize the "spirit of '48" – tenacity, camaraderie, loyalty, the pioneering spirit, and the readiness to sacrifice
  • The Brotherhood Museum will serve as a memorial to the 28 heroes who fell in the effort to achieve the safety of their people in their ancestral homeland and to secure the future of the independent State of Israel 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • The museum will include five areas:  the British police and the history of the region; the Galilee in 1948; training the soldiers, the battles to conquer the fortress, and the memorial
  • Using advanced technologies, including lighting and sound effects, it will bring alive the dramatic events that occurred at the site. 
  • It will emphasize the educational messages to be gleaned from the story of the battle, providing an interactive learning adventure

HOW IS IT UNIQUE?

  • The museum will recreate the era and the battle with the help of 3-D figures,  "radios" that report on the progress of the battles, rising "battle smoke," life-size models of a bus and armored vehicle, and personal effects of the fighters
  • The mass grave of the fallen soldiers is located in the courtyard of the fortress   

HOW DOES IT HELP?

  • It commemorates the return of the Jews to Eretz Yisrael and the rebirth of Israel as a sovereign state
  • It evokes the sacrifice of the 28 soldiers who gave their lives for Israel’s independence and serves as an inspiration for today’s adults and youth  
  • It will have a positive impact on the region's economy, providing additional employment and  benefitting local tourist businesses by attracting visitors to the area

HOW YOU CAN HELP? 

It costs $710,00 to  build the Brotherhood Museum.*
Every dollar you contribute will help to perpetuate the inspiring story of  Israel’s rebirth!  Donate now  
 
* Kindly contact the Projects Division for updated details on this project. 
 
A National Heritage Site Project sponsored in cooperation with the Office of the Prime Minister