“Shades of Heroism” Women’s Experiences of the Holocaust in The Ringelblum Archive

Resistance during the Holocaust took on many forms. Most of us are familiar with the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943 and the heroic sacrifice of Jewish men and women. But Jewish resistance also had a different, non-violent side. A good example of such efforts was the Ringelblum Archive and the Oneg Shabbat group.

Its members contributed materials, research and ephemera to the historical initiative centered around Emanuel Ringelblum.

In preparation for this year’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we would like to honor the brave Jewish women who actively participated in both forms of resistance. They fought in the 1943 Uprising, participated in various combat activities and were crucial team members of Oneg Shabbat.

During our next TJHTalk, we’ll be joined by two acclaimed scholars, Dr Katarzyna Person and Prof. Karolina Szymaniak, who will share the tragic stories of women during the Holocaust as recorded in the Ringelblum Archive.

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