A panel of noted Holocaust scholars examines the movie Defiance and the Bielski partisans who triumphed in saving over 1,200 souls. David Lindquist, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Educational Studies, Museum Teacher Fellow and Regional Museum Educator with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Barry Jackisch, specialist in modern German history, and Ann Livschiz, associate professor, Purdue Fort Wayne, specialist in Soviet and Eastern European history, are joined by Avshalom Weinstein, Violins of Hope luthier and grandson of partisan Asael Bielski.
The panel will discuss the German invasion, death squads, Partisan response, and the unique perspective of the legendary Bielski family.
About Violins of Hope
A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope is a collection of instruments that tell remarkable stories of the defiance, resilience, and legacy of Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and of the Israeli violin maker dedicated to bringing these inspirational Strings of the Holocaust back to life.
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