Brown Bag Lecture- Righteous Heroes of the Holocaust

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 13:00

Facilitated by author and keynote presenter Marty Brounstein. 

Nestled in the hills of the western side of Jerusalem is a museum, Yad Vashem, dedicated to learning from the horrific tragedy known as the Holocaust.  A special section of the museum along with the grounds outside the museum buildings are there to recognize those few non-Jews, known as The Righteous Among the Nations, who acted courageously, risking their own lives to help save the lives of Jews during the Holocaust.  Beyond  the well known Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg, in this workshop Marty Brounstein explores the following:

* The historical background of the times that made the actions of the Righteous so remarkable and unfortunately unusual

*  A few other of these Righteous heroes and their efforts of rescue

*  The common qualities of character many of the Righteous shared

*  The lessons from the Righteous that can be applied in our lives today and  for the future

*  The Righteous couple from the Netherlands that are near and dear to Marty

Location: 
SF State's Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., Room 677
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