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Chroniclers and Smugglers: Documenting History and Preserving Culture as Resistance in the Warsaw and Vilna Ghettos

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Virtual
Date Thu, Oct 27, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Duration   1h 30m

Please join The Defiant Requiem Foundation on Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 4:00-5:30PM (CT) for a special online event focusing on two bold and meaningful acts of defiance carried out by Jews during the Holocaust. A Conversation with Dr. Samuel D. Kassow, Charles H. Northam Professor of History at Trinity College, and Dr. David Fishman, Professor of Jewish History at The Jewish Theological Seminary, moderated by Rabbi Andrew Baker.

Dr. Samuel Kassow, author of Who Will Write Our History: Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto will discuss his book about Emanuel Ringelblum and the heroic collective effort undertaken by Jews to document and preserve their experiences of persecution under the Nazis.

Dr. David Fishman, author of The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis, will discuss his book about the band of Vilna Jewish writers who carried out a daring plan to smuggle priceless Jewish cultural treasures from under the Nazis' noses to safety.

The conversation will be moderated by the American Jewish Committee's Director of International Jewish Affairs and Defiant Requiem Foundation Board Member Rabbi Andrew Baker.

They hope you will join them for this unique opportunity to hear from two eminent Holocaust historians on documenting history and preserving cultural treasures as acts of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust.

This online event is free, but you must register here.

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