Sun, Mar 19|
Holocaust Museum LA
Modern Maccabees: 80 Years After The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
How did a small group of starving, under-armed, unsupported Jews force German troops to retreat outside the Warsaw Ghetto wall and hold them off for a month?
Time & Location
Mar 19, 2023, 1:00 PM PDT
Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
Join us for this talk led by Yad Vashem educator Rabbi Moshe Cohn, who will be discussing the events and context surrounding the largest Jewish-led armed uprising during the Holocaust, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising took place between April 19- May 16, 1943, beginning on the eve of Passover.
700 Jewish fighters, led by 24-year-old Mordechai Anielewicz, were able to push the Nazi officers out of the ghetto and hold them off for 27 days.
Word of the Ghetto Fighters' heroic last stand spread, inspiring hope and opposition to Nazi forces. The Jewish Day of Remembrance for the Holocaust, Yom HaShoah, is held on the anniversary of the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Rabbi Moshe Cohn is Head of the Jewish World Section, International Seminars and Jewish World Department of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem.
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