Discover the untold chapters of history in the upcoming virtual talk, "Unbroken Threads: WWII Jewish Partisans & Post-WWII Jewish Resistance To KGB's Holocaust Erasure".
This two-part series will take you on an extraordinary journey through lesser-known narratives that have shaped the course of history.FEBRUARY 18, SUNDAY PART 1:
"UNVEILING THE HEROES AMONG US"
We are going to delve into the incredibly important and often overlooked story of Jewish partisans who valiantly fought against Nazi Germany on the territories of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. Surprisingly, over 15,000 Jews participated in underground Resistance organizations and Partisan squads on Soviet soil. Unlike other resistance groups, Jewish Partisans prioritized the rescue of Jews, embracing everyone—women, the elderly, and children.
Join me as we explore the deep forests where these partisans hid in underground dugouts, navigating a perilous existence while facing threats from both the Nazis and the local population.
We'll dive into the living conditions, activities, and extraordinary stories of courage, strength, and unwavering belief that helped Jewish Partisans survive. FEBRUARY 25, SUNDAY PART 2:
"PRESERVING THE FLAME OF MEMORY"
Now our focus is shifted to the post-WWII era in the USSR, where returning Jewish survivors found not only ruins but also a haunting silence. The KGB, throughout the Soviet era, exerted relentless efforts to erase the memory of the Holocaust. Yet, Jews resiliently resisted.
We will uncover the attempts by the KGB to wipe away this painful history and witness the extraordinary efforts made by Jews to defy these erasures and preserve the unwelcomed memory.
We'll share stories of courage, strength, and the remarkable fight of Soviet Jews against KGB to preserve the memory of the Holocaust inspite of all odds.