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Holocaust Remembrance - Women and Resistance in the Holocaust

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Calendar   Commemorations
Location Microsoft Teams
Date Wed, Apr 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Duration   1h

The Richmond Country Family Court Gender Fairness Committee and Equal Justice in the Courts Historical Subcommittee present: Holocaust Remembrance - Women and Resistance in the Holocaust.

Shirley Gottesman, who grew up on a farm in Czechoslovakia, describes her tragic experiences in Auschwitz which included witnessing the uprising in the largest Nazi death camp in October 1944 in which women like Roza Robota played a key role.

Prof. Lori Weintrob, director of the Wagner College Holocaust Center, will explore how Jewish and non-Jewish women were vital to armed resistance against the Nazis as well as to a spectrum of spiritual, cultural and educational resistance efforts. If we want the next generation to be upstanders, we should teach them the courage of those who resisted, not only the Nazi perpetrators. The special responsibility to "know our neighbors" who survived World War II is captured in the newly-opened first permanent Holocaust Education and Action Gallery on Staten Island, at Wagner College.

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