Holocaust program features Bielski kin

Holocaust program features Bielski kin

Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley in Woodcliff Lake continues a special Holocaust series for teens and adults on Wednesday, January 28, at 4 p.m. Brenda Bielski Weisman will talk about her family, the Bielskis, the basis for the movie “Defiance.” She is the daughter of Aron Bielski, one of the Bielski brothers.

“Defiance” is about a group of Jews in Belarus who hid in a Polish forest, evaded the Nazis, fought back, maintained a self-contained society, and helped each other survive. Led by the Bielski brothers, they represented the world’s largest and most successful group of Jewish resisters.

To supplement their studies, students visited the Holocaust Museum in Spring Valley, N.Y., and listened to Holocaust survivor Hannah Wechsler tell her story of survival.

All are welcome to the program. The synagogue is at 87 Overlook Drive. For information, call (201) 391-0801.

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