On Sunday June 25, 2017
  • 9am-1pm at Kevah: 2095 Rose St., Suite 202, Berkeley
  • 12pm-4pm at Contemporary Jewish Museum: 736 Mission Street, San Francisco
  • 4pm-8pm at Oshman Family Jewish Community Center: 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
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Sunday, June 25 • 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Retelling the Shoah: Finding Nobility in Non-Militant Resistance

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Shoah memorialization focuses primarily on the Horror Story - what perpetrators did TO Jewish victims. We overlook the Help Story - what Jewish victims tried to do FOR one another. At risk of life, many secretly aided the survival of kin and strangers alike, though American Jewry knows far too little about this. Non-militant acts of forbidden stealth altruism drew on the Altruistic Impulse (Darwin) and empowering Jewish values. We must reset the Shoah Narrative, schooling, and commemoration to include the Help Story lest Holocaust "fatigue" overcome the entire matter. Fortunately, many pragmatic reform ideas are available, and a few outstanding Holocaust museums already show the way. Reset ... or lose the way.

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Arthur Shostak

Art Shostak, after a 43-year long career as an Applied Sociologist, reinvented himself in 2003 as a Holocaust scholar. He has since studied 195 survivor memoirs, visited 48 Holocaust museums worldwide, and interviewed scores of survivors here and abroad. His 2017 book - Stealth Altruism... Read More →

Sunday June 25, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm PDT
Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission St, San Francisco

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