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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mourning the Passing of Jewish Partisan Cesia Blaichman (z''l)

             On October 4, 2010, the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation is honoring the Blaichman and Holm families at our annual Tribute Dinner. 

Cesia and Frank Blaichman and Rose and Joe (z"l) Holm fought alongside each other as Jewish partisan fighters in Poland during World War II. As second cousins, Cesia and Joe had a special bond--Joe rescued Cesia and her brothers from the hands of the Nazis bringing them into his all-Jewish partisan group. Frank's Jewish partisan group joined up with Joe, Rose and Cesia in April of 1944. Their extraordinary story of combat, heroism and ultimate triumph is retold in Frank's recently published memoir Rather Die Fighting (Arcade Publishing).

           The Holm and Blaichman families mourn the passing of Joe on December 3, 2009. The Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation is truly privileged to be honoring the Blaichman and Holm families who have dedicated their lives to preserving the heroic struggle of Jewish partisan for future generations. 

Joe Holms' memory and legacy as well as the life lessons of tens of thousands of partisans will continue to be perpetuated through the work of JPEF.

To view the electronic invitation, click here.

Monday, September 20, 2010

"I can do anything."

JPEF visited Mercy High School in San Francisco to film a scene for our ongoing e-Learning project. While on the set, students learned about the partisans and JPEF's mission. One reflected:
 It definitely is inspiring because it makes you—it makes you realize that young people can do this and that means if they can do it, I can do it. And if I can do that, I can do anything.
-10th grade student from Mercy High School, San Francisco.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"Against All Odds" at the Breman Museum

Atlanta's Breman Museum has a special upcoming exhibition involving JPEF's traveling photography exhibit Pictures of Resistance. Along side Jewish partisan Faye Schulman's photographs, will be a multi-media presentation called Courage and Compassion: The Legacy of the Bielski Brothers. Both of these exhibits will run from September 19, 2010 through January 13, 2011. To learn more about these exhibitions and the Breman Museum, please visit their special events page.