Matthew Brzezinski recently published his fourth book, Isaac’s Army, a nonfiction narrative set in the Holocaust that was named a Finalist for the 2012 National Jewish Book Awards. This talk will discuss the myth of passivity during the Holocaust by showing that resistance was far more widespread than is generally acknowledged. He will talk about the different forms that resistance took, and how extraordinarily difficult it was for Jews to resist in an organized manner as compared to other groups in occupied Europe. He will also address how in some cases, not resisting was the ultimate act of courage.
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Raytheon Amphitheater 240 Egan Research Center / 120 Forsyth Street
Co-sponsored with the Political Science Department
Part of the Northeastern University Holocaust Awareness Week.