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How Did Jews Resist the Holocaust?. From the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. “Fascism Must Be Smashed” Voice of Youth Yiddish newspaper – Warsaw Ghetto, Poland, 1941. Escape. First Kinder-Transport Smuggling Jewish children to Britain. Speaking Up.

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How Did Jews Resist the Holocaust?

From the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

“Fascism Must Be Smashed”

Voice of Youth Yiddish newspaper – Warsaw Ghetto, Poland, 1941

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Escape

First Kinder-Transport

Smuggling Jewish children to Britain

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Speaking Up

“We will NOT be lead like sheep to the slaughter!

… Arise! Arise with your last breath!”

Vilna Jewish Partisan Manifesto

- Abba Kovner, Jewish resistance leader

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Ghetto Revolts and Camp Uprisings

Warsaw Ghetto uprising

- Artist: Mieczyslaw Watorski, Poland

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Non-Cooperation

August Landmesser, refusing to salute Hitler

- Hamburg, Germany, 1936

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Religious Resistance

Secret religious celebration, illegal under Nazi law

Simchat Torah led by Zionist Youth Front, Lodz Ghetto, Poland

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Sabotage

Crematorium destroyed by Rosa Robota and other prisoners during revolt at Birkenau death camp

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Documentation

“This is a photo as I would wish myself to look all the time.

Then I would maybe have a chance to come to Hollywood…”

Page from Anne Frank’s Diary

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Staying Visible

“Death to Judah”

So the flag says

“Judah will live forever”

So the light answers

“Juda verrecke”

Die Fahne spricht

“Juda lebt ewig”

Erwidert das Licht

- Inscription on back of photo

Posner Family Channukah

Kiel, Germany, 1932

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Partisan Warfare

Frank Blaichman (left and circled), youngest platoon commander in his all-Jewish partisan unit