As part of our Online Programming opportunities, the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center is pleased to share the following program from the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust:

Program: “When Families Disappeared: Camp Shvesters”

Date:        Sunday, August 15, 2021

Time:        2:00 PM

Platform:  This event will take place online

Please note registration is required.

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When they lost family members during the Holocaust, many Jewish women and girls formed substitute “families” with other women. These sisterhoods were particularly important inside concentration camps, where the bonds formed between women often helped them survive constant danger.

Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage and Project Witness for a lecture exploring the phenomenon of camp shvesters (sisters) with Dr. Michael Berenbaum, world-renowned historian and Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute at American Jewish University.

Live closed captions will be available during this program.

A $10 suggested donation helps us to present programs like this one. We thank you for your support.

This program is co-presented with Project Witness.