NOTABLE HOLOCAUST SCHOLARS REEXAMINE JEWISH RESISTANCE

at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

NEW YORK, NY – Leading Jewish scholars from Israel and North America will discuss Daring to Resist: Jewish Defiance in the Holocaust, the Museum’s groundbreaking exhibit which shatters the myth that Jews went passively to their deaths during the Holocaust. Speakers will consider the context in which Jews found themselves struggling against the overwhelming strength and ruthlessness of their enemy. The panel will expand the definition of defiance to include the range of activities that Jews engaged in, and will explore underlying aspects of Jewish identity that left Jews both prepared and unprepared to confront the atrocities that they faced. This fascinating symposium, entitled Jewish Resistance Reconsidered, will take place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust on Sunday, October 28 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The panel will include Yehuda Bauer, professor emeritus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Judith Baumel-Schwartz, associate professor, Bar Ilan University, Israel; David Engel, professor, New York University; Israel Gutman, professor emeritus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Yitzchak Mais, exhibition curator; and Robert Shapiro, assistant professor, Brooklyn College, CUNY.

This symposium will honor the achievements of professor Israel Gutman, a resistance fighter in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and leading Israeli Holocaust historian.

Tickets to this event are $12 adults, $10 students/seniors, free for members. Tickets may be purchased online at www.mjhnyc.org or by calling 646-437-4202.

This program is made possible, in part, by a generous gift from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany: Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education.

This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Daring to Resist: Jewish Defiance in the Holocaust. The Museum will offer free admission to the exhibition to those who purchase tickets to the panel discussion.