Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust
Instructor: Erica Nadelhaft
Tuesdays • 8 classes – 3/16-5/4 • 11:00 AM
Class size 5-24 students
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Jewish resistance to Nazi oppression took many forms. The armed uprisings in the ghettoes and camps are the most well-known examples of resistance, but these uprisings could not have happened without the many other types of resistance that occurred beforehand. Using the Warsaw Ghetto as an example, this course will look at the different types of unarmed resistance that took place, the barriers to resistance that existed both within and outside of the Jewish community, and ultimately the armed uprisings in the ghettoes and the camps. As we move through the course, we will see similarities and differences between the types of resistance during the Holocaust and various resistance movements of the present day.
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We will begin with an introduction to the Warsaw ghetto and the situation of the Jews living in Nazi-occupied Europe. We will discuss the concept of resistance: what it means to us and what it meant to the Jews living under Nazi control.
Erica Nadelhaft is the Northern Maine Educator at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, where she presents workshops on the Holocaust, antisemitism, racism, and bias. She is also an adjunct associate professor at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, where she teaches courses on the genocide, the Holocaust, women’s history, and world history. She has a BA in history from Brandeis University and an MA in Contemporary Jewish History and Holocaust Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has three grown daughters and lives in Fort Kent with her husband.