HUC-JIR Session: Rebirth After the Holocaust: The Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, 1945-1950
Jean Bloch Rosensaft
Director, Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, HUC-JIR/New York
The largest Jewish refugee camp in post-war Germany, this vibrant self-governed community’s political, cultural, religious, educational, and social activities renewed the survivors' return to life and played a pivotal role in the struggle for the creation of the State of Israel. Through archival film, photographs, and documents, learn how the survivors’ resilience and optimism offer us stories of hope and healing for our day.