We Fought Back: Stories and Songs of Physical and Spiritual Resistance During the Shoah (Holocaust)
August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
As it became clear by at least 1942 that the ultimate goal of the Nazi regime was the extermination of all Jews worldwide, Jews and their allies mounted many forms of physical, spiritual, and political resistance, particularly in the “ghettoes” (walled-in sections of cities the Nazis had created), extermination and work camps, and forests throughout Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, and elsewhere. Rabbi Halfon – who has studied the period extensively – will discuss just a handful of such uprisings and acts of resistance (both spiritual and personal as well as physical), and as an added bonus, he will perform songs of the “Partizaner” fighters of that time in both Yiddish and English translation. This event is part of the library’s programming for Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition for libraries, currently on display at Laramie County Library in Cheyenne.
(Adults; Cottonwood Room)