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History and Catastrophe: The Secret Warsaw Ghetto Archive of Emanuel Ringelblum

Speaker: Samual Kassow

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Love Library South Room: 102 – Auditorium
1248 R St
Lincoln NE 68508
Additional Info: LLS
Harris Center for Judaic Studies, (402) 472-2425,
During World War II, Jews turned pen and paper into effective tools of spiritual resistance. The Germans not only wanted to wipe out the Jews, but also to erase their memory. But even in the face of death, Jews set up secret archives to bury “time capsules” full of documents and ensure that future generations would remember them on the basis of Jewish sources, and not German propaganda.

The clandestine archive in the Warsaw Ghetto, organized by the historian Emanuel Ringelblum, was one of the largest examples of cultural resistance in Nazi occupied Europe. Of the 60 people who worked on this national mission, only three survived. This will be their story. Speaker will be Samuel Kassow, editor of “Who Will Write Our History?”

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