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Workshop for Educators: Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust

In Person / Virtual
Friday, · -

Workshop Overview:

On Friday, 12/2, Tom White and Lou Yelgin will offer a workshop for educators on “Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust.” This workshop is presented by the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College.

This workshop is designed for High School and Middle School educators and attendees may choose to participate either in person (on the campus of Keene State College) or virtually (via Zoom). A light breakfast will be available to in-person attendees beginning at 8:30am. Advanced registration is required.

Workshop Description:

During World War II, the majority of European Jews were imprisoned by the Nazis in ghettos before being deported to concentration camps or “work camps” where they were starved, murdered, or worked to death. Yet, approximately 30,000 Jews, many of whom were teenagers, escaped the Nazis to form organized resistance groups. These Jews are known as the Jewish partisans who fought against the enemy throughout much of Europe.

Using the film Defiance (starring Daniel Craig) as background, participants will:

  • Become familiar with the history of Jewish partisans
  • Engage in discussion about the complex ethical issues partisans faced
  • Differentiate between authority and leadership
  • Discover underlying Jewish values that influenced the actions of partisans
  • Explore primary sources and relate them to modern, historical, and personal issues

Registration Fee and Information:

In person = $75
Virtual = $30

The deadline to register for this workshop is Friday, November 18. To register, please visit:

This event is part of the Cohen Center calendar.

Michele Kuiawa
Event Dates:

To request accommodations for a disability, please contact the coordinator at least two weeks prior to the event.

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Keene, New Hampshire 03435