Ghetto Uprising: The Untold Story
Facing overwhelming obstacles, Jews and others in occupied Europe resisted Nazi rule in a variety of ways during World War II. Some instigated uprisings. Others worked more quietly to preserve community and create records of their experiences.
The Library and the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education explore those different paths in a series of monthly film screenings, beginning with the 2017 documentary Ghetto Uprising: The Untold Story (61 min., Hebrew and English with English subtitles). It spotlights an underrecognized group of fighters in perhaps the most famous act of resistance during the Holocaust: the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943. Historian Shelly Cline of the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education offers opening remarks and later leads a short Q&A session.
The series, titled Resist, also screens films at the Jewish Community Campus in Overland Park. It runs through April.