Monday, February 4, 2013

Partisans Exhibit Opening Gala


As college students we are all trying to find time fitting in school, sports and social lives into our already hectic schedules. I am personally guilty of this, but I think that sometimes we lose sight of taking a break from our every day schedules to spend time doing something meaningful. I know most people spend their Wednesday nights playing intermural sports or at ladies night in Midtown, but I think as Jewish students we should all take one night to dedicate to attending meaningful event.
On Wednesday, Feb. 6, the opening gala for the Partisans exhibit will take place at Hillel. It will include kosher wine, cheese and fruit. There will also be a lecture from Professor Goda followed by a DVD about the exhibit.
Faye Schulman’s photographs will be on display in the exhibit. Faye is the only known Jewish partisan photographer. The Nazi’s spared Faye’s life because of her valuable photography skills. She eventually escaped from the Germans and captured the horror and loss, bravery and triumph of the partisans through the artistry of her photography. The Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation is an organization dedicated to empowering Jewish youth through the history and lessons of the Jewish partisans.
It is important that we are reminded of the past and keep this in our minds and in our hearts. The opening gala will showcase the historical photographs and educate students about the life lessons of Jewish partisans. As Jewish students we should continue to educate ourselves about our history and keep these memories alive. I hope to see every one come by Hillel on Wednesday to view the gala. If you have any questions please contact rabbiswedroe@ufhillel.org.
Look out for another blog post about details and interviews from the event!