With the 80th anniversary of this momentous event upon us in April, Zachary Mazur, Ph.D., will reflect on the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in stark contrast against the stereotype of Jewish passivity during the Holocaust.

This presentation will draw upon some never-before- seen sources and images that were discovered in the process of preparing the POLIN Museum’s temporary exhibition Around Us a Sea of Fire on the civilian experience in bunkers and hideouts during the uprising. The exhibit avoids any use of sources from the perpetrators, either in text or photographs, focusing entirely on victims and bystanders.