Adult Education program at Ohef Sholom Temple: Rescues and Rescuers

by | Mar 20, 2015 | What’s Happening

Sunday, March 29, 11 am

Marty Mandelberg will speak on the topic, Rescues & Rescuers, at a program presented by Ohef Sholom Temple’s Adult Education committee.

From 1933 through 1945, innumerable attempts to save European Jewry from the fate that Hitler and his henchmen were so determined to bring to fruition took place. Some efforts involved many; others, just a few. Some were highly organized and well planned; others were random and impulsive. Some worked well and were relatively successful; others, were not.

What motivated the rescuers, many of whom were not Jewish, to risk their lives to save even one person? What were the circumstances that determined whether the attempt would ultimately be successful or end in tragedy? Mandelberg will review several specific cases to attempt to answer these and other related questions.

Mandelberg has been teaching about Holocaust and Anti-Semitism to middle- and high-school classes since 1991. In addition, he has led numerous adult education sessions on a variety of specific topics such as Why the Jews?, Resistance in Many Forms, and America and the Holocaust.

Mandelberg is a member of the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and is a frequent presenter of survivor stories throughout the community as part of the What We Carry program.

The program is free and open to the community. Ohef Sholom Temple is located at 530 Raleigh Avenue in Norfolk. For more information or to RSVP, call the Temple at 625-4295.