On September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland and immediately instituted its violent and antisemitic policies. In the face of this persecution, some Poles risked their lives to help Jews, and today over 7,000 Poles are honored by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations, non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource (HERC) will highlight a number of Poles who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. Attendees will also learn about how HERC brings Holocaust education to every part of Wisconsin.
Speaker Michael A. Morris, HERC’s Community Engagement Manager, has an M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from Stockton University and an M.A. in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts from the George Washington University.
Free and open to the public.
Registration recommended. REGISTER here.
Sponsored by the Polish Center of Wisconsin in partnership with the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center