“‘Americans, Americans,’ the angel said.” The “angel” who spoke those words was a U.S. soldier, and the teenager who heard them in early May 1945 was a Lithuanian survivor of a death march from the Dachau concentration camp. His name was Solly Gaynor. Solly’s angel didn’t look at all like he had
Co-sponsored by Department of Art • Department of History •Department of Religious Studies,Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences • Fish Interfaith Center • Civic Engagement Initiatives September 10 | 7 p.m. Chapman Auditorium | Memorial Hall Woman in Gold is the remarkable story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and
During the Holocaust, non-Jews faced a choice: to collaborate with or to resist Nazi rule. Many European gentiles living under German occupation adopted an indirect but still morally compromising course, choosing partial accommodation to Nazi policies rather than total collaboration. Others joined resistance movements only after it was clear that the Allies were winning the war. Jews encountered a far narrower set of options, but some took the difficult path to confront Nazi oppression with armed opposition. Two recently-published books reexamine aspects of resistance and collaboration in light of new research.