Yom HaShoa Ve’Hagevurah

Jewish Resistance During The Shoa

Resistance is. .

To smuggle a loaf of bread – was to resist.
To teach in secret – was to resist.
To gather information and distribute an underground newsletter – was to resist.
To cry out warning and shatter illusions – was to resist.
To rescue a Torah scroll – was to resist.
To forge documents – was to resist.
To smuggle people across borders – was to resist.
To chronicle events and conceal the records – was to resist.
To extend a helping hand to those in need – was to resist.
To dare to speak out, at the risk of one’s life  – was to resist.
To stand empty-handed against the killers – was to resist.
To reach the besieged, smuggling weapons and commands – was to resist.
To take up arms in streets, mountains and forests – was to resist.
To  rebel in the death camps – was to resist.
To  rise up in the ghettos, amid tumbling walls,
in the most desperate revolt humanity has ever known …

Haim Guri and Monia Avrahami
Faces of the Uprising  (original Hebrew: P’nei ha-Mered)


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