Heroes of the Holocaust

A three-part workshop featuring storyteller and author Marty A. Brounstein 

Amidst the horrific tragedy of the Holocaust comes remarkable stories of heroism, courage and compassion. Learn about the Righteous Heroes, non-Jews who were willing to risk their lives to try to help and save the lives of Jews throughout Nazi-occupied Europe.

4:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays
Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb. 19

East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler 

Cost for the series: $40, which includes a copy of Brounstein’s book “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust,” an inspirational story of two Dutch rescuers in the Holocaust.¬†Teachers can receive 7.5 professional development hours upon the completion of all three sessions.

Among the key aspects this engaging storytelling and discussion-oriented course explores are the following:

* The historical picture of resistance and rescue in the Holocaust, from
understanding what Righteous Among the Nations means to recognizing
how any Jewish resistance and rescue was an amazing feat

* A sampling of Righteous rescuers and the real story behind the heroics
of Oskar Schindler

* A sampling of Jewish rescuers and some of their non-Jewish partners

* Some key Jewish partisan leaders in the forests of Eastern Europe,
including the Bielski brothers and Eta Chait

* The major rescue efforts that saved Jews, such as Albania, Bulgaria,
Hungary, and Denmark plus the American brothers who got Jews out of
Europe into the Philippines

* The qualities of character that many of these Righteous individuals had,
which teach lessons for our lives today.

About Presenter Marty Brounstein

Marty Brounstein, a one-time history teacher, has
been on an unexpected journey well into its 9th year of sharing an
inspirational story of two Dutch rescuers in the Holocaust conveyed through
his book “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the
Holocaust.” As his journey has evolved, he has now added engaging
presentations about Jewish heroes and Righteous heroes of the Holocaust.