Teaching the Legacy #30 - e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators – Defiance and Rebellion during the Holocaust – Marking 70 Years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Published: 
July, 2013

Source: Yad Vashem

The 30th issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators has just been released. This e-newsletter focuses on defiance and rebellion during the Holocaust. Because this year marks 70 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, we have chosen to focus on resistance in Warsaw and in certain other large ghettos.

The main article of the newsletter is about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which has become a universal symbol of heroic resistance.

The newsletter includes articles about the dilemmas of armed resistance in general, and about resistance in the Krakow and Bialystok ghettos. The newsletter also includes articles enabling interdisciplinary approaches regarding resistance such as poetry, art and film.

We also feature an interview with Shulamit Imber, the pedagogical director of the International School for Holocaust Studies, who describes the changing approach to what we define as "resistance", and an interview with Simha Rotem, a survivor and fighter of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The newsletter contains a book review, an artifact, and a featured story of a Righteous among the Nations.

As always, the newsletter features new publications and updates on recent and upcoming activities at the International School for Holocaust Studies and across Yad Vashem.

Updated: Aug. 20, 2013
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