Hiding from Nazi persecution of Jews, two-year-old Norbert Obstfeld and his mother, Lea, celebrated Christmas with their rescuers. Teenager Gerda Weissmann fashioned a menorah out of potatoes to observe Hanukkah while imprisoned at the Bolkenhain work camp. Although she didn’t have candles to light, her spiritual resistance ignited a flame of hope among her fellow prisoners for brighter days ahead.
Join us to discover how people defied the oppressive Nazi regime by commemorating holidays during the Holocaust.
Dr. Lindsay MacNeill, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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