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The Struggle to Maintain the Human Spirit during the Holocaust

Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) 2016 – Educational Materials

The Struggle to Maintain the Human Spirit during the Holocaust


In the diary that he kept in the Warsaw ghetto, teacher and educator Chaim Aharon Kaplan wrote, “In these days of our misfortune, we live the life of Marranos. Everything is forbidden to us, and yet we do everything.” With these words, Kaplan expressed the struggle of the Jews to maintain their human spirit under the impossible conditions in which they found themselves under Nazi German occupation. This struggle is Yad Vashem theme for this year’s Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) 2016.
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Educational Video Playlist – Yom Hashoah 2016

The following playlist contains excerpts from the Holocaust Education Video Toolbox for Yom Hashoah 2016. You can find more information on each segment in the information box next to the video.





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