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Batchelder Lecture: The Archaeology of Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust
The 2021 Batchelder Lecture will be presented by Dr. Richard Freund, Bertram & Gladys Aaron Professor of Jewish Studies at Christopher Newport University.

One of the most tragic parts of the Holocaust is that many are taught that the Jews went to their deaths “like sheep to the slaughter.” During the last decade, Prof. Richard Freund has worked with his team of Geoscientists at 20 sites in Lithuania, Greece, and Poland and they have detected a pattern that suggested, rather than being passive victims, many of the Jews at the sites his group has been investigating exhibited an extraordinary and often unique forms of courage and a level of resistance that needed to be brought to the public sphere. He will be speaking on April 18, 2021 (the night before the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943) on Zoom about the different types of resistance that made up the Uprising by looking at sites his geoscience team has been working on in Poland and Lithuania.

He is working on 10 sites this coming summer in Eastern Europe with a film production company chronicling Jewish Resistance for a major motion picture to be premiered in 2022.

Apr 18, 2021 04:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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