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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Hope during the Holidays

Event details
Calendar   Workshops
Location Facebook Live
Date Fri, Dec 9, 8:30am - 9:00am
Duration   30m

Hiding from Nazi persecution of Jews, three-year-old Norbert Obstfeld and his mother, Lea, celebrated Christmas with their rescuers. Teenager Gerda Weissmann fashioned a menorah out of potatoes to observe Hanukkah while imprisoned at the Bolkenhain work camp. Although she didn’t have candles to light, her spiritual resistance ignited a flame of hope among her fellow prisoners for brighter days ahead.

Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to discover how people defied the oppressive Nazi regime by commemorating holidays during the Holocaust.

Dr. Lindsay MacNeill, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live at You do not need a Facebook account to view USHMM's program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the USHMM’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

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