The Buried Raging Sermons of the Warsaw Ghetto Rabbi

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Join the Waterloo Centre for German Studies as Professor James Diamond, Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Waterloo, gives his talk, The Buried Raging Sermons of the Warsaw Ghetto Rabbi. During World War II, a group of poets, artists, and historians in the Warsaw Ghetto buried thousands of documents attesting to their suffering and resistance as Jews under Nazi rule. Among those recovered was a manuscript of weekly sermons delivered in the Ghetto by a Hasidic rabbi desperately trying to preserve his faith in the face of unimaginable loss and pain. It is a rare testament to one human being’s struggle with the incomprehensible evil of the Holocaust.

Archival photo of Jewish people being rounded up by Nazi soldiers

Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto are led to a deportation point sometime between April 19 and May 16, 1943 (Wikimedia Commons)

Presented in cooperation with the Department of Religious Studies and the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Chair of Jewish Studies.

Read more about Professor Diamond's research.

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