Encountering Genocide: The Legacy of Civil Resistance against the Nazis

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In October of 1943, Danish citizens committed crucial acts of civil resistance against the Nazi persecution of Danish Jews. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary, join us for a rich discussion of what this resistance can teach us about Holocaust history, early warnings of genocide, and our contemporary moment. What factors enabled and contributed to civil resistance in the places where it did occur? How were people able to understand the potential enormity of the Nazi crime and work to stop it? And what prevented successful mobilization in countries such as Poland and Germany?


Aleksiun, N. (2018, October 29). Encountering genocide: The legacy of civil resistance against the Nazis. Presentation at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, New York, New York.

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