Several Free Events Commemorating Resistance in Belgium, 1940-1945:
Exhibition, Panel Discussion, Gallery Tours and Films

Symposium: Friday, October 28, 1-6:30pm
The Great Hall,7 East 7th Street at Third Avenue

* “Resistance and Memory in Belgium,” a symposium at Cooper Union,
is a free panel discussion bringing to light the strength of the Belgian
citizens during World War II, whose courage and resilience spared
hundreds of Jewish children from death at the hands of the Nazis. A
group of internationally known scholars will gather at Cooper Union to
discuss aspects of resistance in Belgian.

An Exhibition Commemorating Resistance in Belgium, 1940-1945
Exhibition: Friday, October 28-Saturday, December 10
Exhibition Hours: Weekdays 11-7pm, Saturday 12-5
Closed Sundays, November 24, 2005 through November 26, 2005
Cooper Union, Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Gallery, 7 East 7th Street at
Third Avenue

Following Germany’s attack on France and the Low Countries in
1940, a resistance movement developed in Belgium. Belgian citizens who
joined the resistance did so at the risk of their lives. They managed to
save the lives of thousands of Jewish children and to rescue over 800
allied airmen who had been shot down over the country. Curated by Anne
Griffin, Professor of Political Science at The Cooper Union, the exhibit
pairs contemporary portraits of members of the resistance with wartime
photos of the same people in the context of an overview of the invasion
and resistance. The portraits are by the talented French photographer,
Jean-Marc Gourdon.

* GALLERY TOURS: Provided by exhibition curator Anne Griffin,
Professor of Political Science, The Cooper Union
Tuesday, November 1 at 1pm and Saturday, November 5 at 3pm
Hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-7pm, Saturday, 11am-5pm, closed Sunday

Saturday, October 29, 2005
Cooper Union, The Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street at Third Avenue
11am: Rendez-Vouz With Freedom, about the rescue of downed Allied
4pm: As If It Were Yesterday, about the rescue of Jewish children

Subways: Astor Place (6), 8th Street (N, R)
For more information, call 212.353.4195

This exhibition is made possible by generous grants from the Blanche and
Irving Laurie Foundation and Ellen and Michael Aronow, and by major
grants from the Righteous Persons Foundation and the New York Council
for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the
Humanities. ”

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