Course Description

On December 2, 2022, Tom White and Lou Yelgin will offer a workshop for educators on “Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust.” This workshop is presented by the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College.

This workshop is designed for High School and Middle School educators and attendees may choose to participate either in person (on the campus of Keene State College) or virtually (via Zoom).  A light breakfast will be available to in person attendees beginning at 8:30am.

To register, click Add to Cart. You can designate your registration as virtual ($30) or in person ($75) at checkout.


Workshop for Educators: Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust

During World War II, the majority of European Jews were imprisoned by the Nazis in ghettos before being deported to concentration camps or “work camps” where they were starved, murdered, or worked to death. Yet, approximately 30,000 Jews, many of whom were teenagers, escaped the Nazis to form organized resistance groups. These Jews are known as the Jewish partisans who fought against the enemy throughout much of Europe.

Using the film Defiance (starring Daniel Craig) as background, participants will:

• Become familiar with the history of Jewish partisans

• Engage in discussion about the complex ethical issues partisans faced

• Differentiate between authority and leadership

• Discover underlying Jewish values that influenced the actions of partisans

• Explore primary sources and relate them to modern, historical, and personal issues


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