9 2017

From Bystanders to Up-Standers

6:00PM - 10:00PM  

Contact Rabbi Mordechai Harris

During the Holocaust as well as when studying other events of genocide, we tend to focus on the perpetrators and the victims. Yet there is another group of people that needs to be studied - that of the bystanders who let the events happen and among them the very few who summoned up the courage to stand up and oppose the regime that allows atrocities to happen.

Dr. Rachel Korazim, the MJCC 2017 Israeli Scholar in Residence, will focus on German, French and Polish literary works that explore the unique moments of revelation and change that make heroes who have made a difference yet often remained unsung.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Lemsky Endowment Fund of Memphis Jewish Federation

Sponsor: MJCC, Facing History and Ourselves, Lemsky Endowment Fund of Memphis Jewish Federation