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UPRISING and Honoring Memories

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, one of the greatest Jewish resistance stories of all time (and we sure did have a few) has become a monumental symbol.
Next Sunday (the 27th) our community will participate in the global screening event of Who Will Write Our History, the latest Nancy Spielberg/Roberta Grossman film collaboration, on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. Returning to the Whaling Museum for another first-class community event, we join more than 300 communities (take a look at this link for a current screening list) holding similar events that will take place in 40 different countries.
In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. The group vowed to defeat Nazi propaganda with pen and paper. Who Will Write Our History is their story, transporting us inside the Ghetto. They defied their enemy with the truth so that their story would survive even if they didn't.
Join us as we honor the memories! 
Who Will Write Our History 
January 27, 4:45 PM
New Bedford Whaling Museum   
Tickets are $18 on the day of the event and $10 with an RSVP to or (508) 997-7471. Call before Tuesday the 22nd to place your name on the list for the discount. Additional contributions to the Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford are encouraged.
The day of the event begins with a Facebook Live ( launch from the UNESCO headquarters in Paris at 12:30 PM our time. The FB Live program will stay up on the page for 24 hours to accommodate time zones worldwide. FB Live Part 2, a panel discussion, will begin at 2:45PM EST followed by the screening at the Whaling Museum for our community at 4:45 PM.

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Trunk of Tolerance Project

Stories of Survival, Rescuers and Resistance

Trunk of Tolerance Project

What is a Trunk of Tolerance?

It’s a free source of materials that teachers can borrow to enhance their existing Holocaust curriculum. It is another tool to teach students tolerance and encourage them to be active resistors to prejudice.

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