Resistance, Rebellion, & Righteousness
- Resistance – How did people resist the Nazi Regime?
- Rebellion – Fighting back against Nazi atrocities
- Righteousness – Helping your fellow person against Nazi persecution
Students will learn how Jews and Europeans fought against the onslaught of Nazi aggression and antisemitism from 1933 – 1945. From resistance movements such as the Jewish resistance groups or the Maquis; Warsaw Uprising against Nazi deportations; Righteous peoples that helped Jews escape Nazi terrorism like Kingdom of Denmark and Kingdom of Bulgaria as well as individuals such as Irena Sendler, Reverend Bruno Reynders, and Miep Gies.
2 hours, optional 30-minute presentation on Judaism and tour of synagogue
$5 per student including GST
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Common misconceptions around the Holocaust include, but not limited, to the idea that there was no resistance against Nazi aggression. During this programme, students will be exposed to the different ways in which Jews and Europeans resisted and rebelled against the Nazis. Students will also learn about how nations worked to protect or shelter Jewish communities from the atrocities of the concentration and death camps. The goal of this programme is for students to learn how passive and active resistance helped serve to protect the communities targeted by the Nazi regime. Students learn that resistance came in many forms and the illusion of passivity was part of the myth spread by the Nazi regime.