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Sisters & Resisters - 31st Annual Yom HaShoah Exhibit, Adams Library Level 3

"I want people to know that there was resistance. Jews did not go like sheep to the slaughter. I was a photographer. I have pictures. I have proof.” - Faye Schulman

Sisters and Resisters: Jewish women in the Holocaust

31st Annual Yom HaShoah/ Holocaust Memorial Day Exhibit

James P. Adams Library

April 22, 2022 - May 20, 2022

 

Faye Schulman at rifle practice in early 1943.

 

Faye Schulman at rifle practice in early 1943. As a professional photographer, her images of both resistance fighters and Holocaust victims and events are a powerful testimony to Jewish women in the Holocaust. In the mid-1990s she devoted time to public speaking to counter the misconception that Jews died in the Holocaust without fighting back. From ‘A Partisan’s Memoir: Woman of the Holocaust’ by Faye Schulman.

https://www.ft.com/content/7761feef-cc7b-4d3c-91d6-ab889811347f

 

The theme of this year’s exhibit has allowed us to feature material from our collections that include historians’ analyses and personal memoirs of the many different circumstances - resistance fighters/partisans, members of the underground/black market, refugees in disguise or in hiding, concentration camp survivors and victims - in which Jewish women found themselves during the Holocaust.

The core of the exhibit focuses on the theme of women’s resistance during the Holocaust, a counter-weight to the widely held notion that Jews “surrendered” rather than fighting the Nazis.

eBooks

This is a small selection of eBooks available at the Adams Library. All other texts are currently on display at the main entrance on Level 3.