Holocaust Resistance: The Bielski Brigade - Lecture by Ralph & Albert Berger

Holocaust Resistance: The Bielski Brigade

Al and Ralph Berger are the co-editors of With Courage Shall We Fight, a book that tells the incredible story of survival of their parents, Jewish Resistance fighters Murray “Motke” Berger, one of the original members of the Bielski Brigade (depicted in the movie “Defiance”), and Frances “Fruma” Berger, the first woman in the Brigade to be issued a weapon.

Miraculously, first individually and then together as fighters in the Bielski Brigade, they escaped from the Nazis and certain death and literally fought back, saving not only their own lives but those of others as well. The book is a compilation of their first person written memoirs and Frances Berger's compelling poetry about the Holocaust and life as a Partisan. It tells the story of their lives before, during and after the War.

In both prose and poetry, this memoir teaches readers about courage in the face of adversity and that the experiences of Holocaust martyrs and survivors must never be forgotten.

Thursday, October 12 at 4:30pm

Persson Hall, 27 - Auditorium

Topic

Academics, Religion and spirituality

Event Type

Lectures, colloquia, seminars, etc.

Group

Jewish Studies Program

Contact E-mail

dcurtis@colgate.edu

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