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Jewish Partisans (II):  Sephardic and Women Partisans

Jewish Partisans (II):  Sephardic and Women Partisans

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What percentage of Jewish partisans were women and how were they treated?

(This is the second in a three-part series about the Jewish partisans who fought against the Nazis in World War II.) 

There is a common myth that during the Holocaust Jews passively went to the slaughter like sheep.  Most people have never heard of the 20,000-30,000 Jews who fought back against the Nazis as Jewish partisans. The Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation (JPEF) develops and distributes educational materials about the Jewish partisans and their life lessons, bringing the celebration of heroic resistance against tyranny into educational and cultural organizations.

Sheri Pearl Rosenblum is JPEF’s Director of Development and Outreach.  In this program she tells us about the little-known Sephardic partisans and the role of women in the partisan movement. Last week she spoke with us about the partisans who fought in Eastern Europe and next week, in the third part of the series, she will tell us about JPEF and their work.