Why would a young person choose resistance rather than submission during Hitler’s reign of terror while her world was collapsing around her? In this gripping documentary, three Jewish women answer this question by recalling their lives as teenagers in occupied Holland, Hungary and Poland, when they refused to remain passive as the Nazis rounded up local Jewish populations.
Defying her family’s wishes, each girl found an unexpected way of fighting back–as a ballet dancer shuttling Jews to safe houses and distributing resistance newspapers; as a photographer and partisan waging guerrilla war against the Germans; and as a leader in an underground Zionist group smuggling Jews across the border. Enriched by home movies, archival footage, and previously unpublished photographs, the women’s varied and vibrant stories provide a unique look at Jewish resistance to Nazism, a subject all too often consigned to history’s footnotes.
Join Dr. Amy Shapiro for a talk-back to explore the meaning of resistance during the Holocaust and the significance of Faye Schulman’s unique form of resistance.
Cost: Jewish Museum Members $5 | Non-Members $7 | Ovation Residents FREE
Offered in connection with Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, March 29 – May 26, 2019.
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Ovation Chai Point & Ovation Jewish Home
Tue. April 30, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rubenstein Pavilion at Ovation Jewish Home
1414 N. Prospect Ave.