2 2018

Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire 270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Contact Stu Schweitzer

One oft-heard, false assertion is that the Jews went passively, “like lambs to slaughter” during the Holocaust. We will put this myth to rest, highlighting Jewish resistance in the ghettos, the camps, and the forests. Measured in terms of German dead and injured, these episodes had little impact. But as Elie Weisel once said “The question is not why all the Jews did not fight, but how so many of them did. Tormented, beaten and starved, where did they find strength – spiritual and physical – to resist?” The discussion will be led by Hevreh member Stu Schweitzer who is a docent at the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of SW Florida.