Survivor accounts from the Library’s digital database.
In this workshop, the Library’s Senior Curator and Head of Education, Dr Barbara Warnock, will present recent findings from research conducted into the Library’s eyewitness accounts of Jewish resistance in Belgium, and explore with workshop participants the significance of the documents both as evidence of anti-Nazi resistance, and as evidence of the post-war efforts to document the Holocaust.
These documents, gathered as part of a research project launched by the Library’s Head of Research Dr Eva Reichmann in 1954, are a small but important subsection of the Library’s substantial collection of eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust. With reports from some of the leading figures in Belgian resistance and in child rescue in Belgium, the documents provide insights into many topics, including the background and motivations of resisters; the central role of women in resistance; the operation of child rescue networks; the extent of collaboration between Jewish resistance networks and other groups and individuals in Belgium; details of the effects of their experiences on the resisters, and the dangers that they faced. The reports also reflect the methods and assumptions that governed The Wiener Library’s project to gather documentation from survivors and eyewitnesses of the Nazi era and the Holocaust.
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