First Event Will Focus on Alarming Rise of Antisemitism and Second Will Focus on  80th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Holocaust Museum LA presents two events March 19 featuring presentations by renowned scholar Rabbi Moshe Cohn, head of the Jewish World Section, International Seminars and Jewish World Department of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem.  Both will take place at the museum. 

At 10 AM, Cohn will discuss “Antisemitism Today.”  With the Anti-Defamation League’s recent audit reporting a 34% increase in antisemitic incidents nationwide in 2021, Cohn addresses the growing threat of contemporary antisemitism and how to combat it.  

At 1 PM Cohn presents “Modern Maccabees: 80 Years After the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising”, a discussion about the events and context surrounding the largest Jewish-led armed uprising during the Holocaust.

Marking its 80th anniversary, The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising took place between April 19- May 16, 1943, beginning on the eve of Passover.   Seven hundred Jewish fighters, led by 24-year-old Mordechai Anielewicz, were able to push the Nazi officers out of the ghetto and hold them off for 27 days.

Word of the Ghetto Fighters’ heroic last stand spread, inspiring hope and opposition to Nazi forces. The Jewish Day of Remembrance for the Holocaust, Yom HaShoah, is held on the anniversary of the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

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About Holocaust Museum LA

Holocaust Museum LA is the first survivor-founded and oldest Holocaust Museum in the United States and houses the West Coast’s largest collection of Holocaust-era artifacts. Since 1961, the museum has carried on the mission of the founding survivors to commemorate those who perished, educate future generations about the Holocaust, and inspire a more dignified and humane world. Museum admission is free for all students and children under 17 and is also free for visitors all day Thursday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. A mobile guide to the museum that can be used both on-site and off-site and can be accessed through the Bloomberg Connects app or downloaded on Google Play or the App Store.