As the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center continues to feature and offer a wide variety of topics on the Holocaust, today we are adding the following to our list from Project Witness:

Program:  The Jews of Italy During the Holocaust

Date:        Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Time:        7:30 PM

Platform:  This program will take place online and is free to the public.

Please note registration is required. Please click here to register.

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Rabbi Yossi Weiser: Musmach of the Mirrer Yeshivah and a respected Mechanech. He is currently an educator at Ramaz Upper School. Rabbi Weiser is a dedicated teacher who has taught in the (former) Soviet Union. He has also taken many student and adult groups to Eastern Europe.

Natalia Aleksiun is Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Touro College New York. She published Where To? The Zionist Movement in Poland, 1944 – 1950 and co-edited two volumes of Polin examining Holocaust memory and Jewish historiography. She has recently published a critical edition of The Destruction of Zolkiew Jews by Gershon Taffet. Her book Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust is forthcoming this year. She is preparing a volume of Polin devoted to Jewish childhoods, children and child rearing in Eastern Europe. She is currently a Gerda Henkel Fellow at Imre Kertesz Kolleg in Jena, completing a book on Jewish medical students in East Central Europe.

For further information please email or call 718-305-5244.