Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

Holocaust heroes in unexpected places

 

April 13, 2018

Dr. Norman Berdichevsky

Many in the American Jewish community are aware of two outstanding examples of individual courage, daring and initiative demonstrated by gentiles in the Holocaust. They are the German industrialist Oskar Schindler and the Swedish consul in Hungary, Raoul Wallenberg. Both have been the subject of films, memorial commemorations, and have had their likenesses portrayed on postage stamps, statues, and the honor of being celebrated at the Yad Vashem Institute in Israel.

There are other individuals whose stories are just as remarkable but little known and have not been the subject of similar commemoration or whose stories are available only in foreign languages such as Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and Danish.

In collaboration with the University of Central Florida's History Department and Judaic Studies program, Dr. Norman Berdichevsky helps uncover the stories of these extraordinary individuals at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center on Thursday, April 19, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

This event is open to the public free of charge; however, reservations are required as seating is limited.  Please visithttp://www.holocaustedu.org/events/all/heroes-of-the-holocaust/ to make reservations.

 

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