Event details

December 24, 2017
12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Please note: This event is only for teachers in Jewish schools.

Bozenka Teichnerova was a Jewish nurse at Auschwitz who repeatedly put her life on the line to help and rescue other inmates. One of those who she rescued was Bronia Rubin (later Brandman), a survivor and member of the Museum’s Speakers Bureau. This seminar will honor Bozenka Teichnerova’s life and memory by focusing on the initiative that Jewish women took during the Holocaust.

Scholar Leonore Weizman will examine the activities of the Jewish couriers during the war, young women who clandestinely carried information, money and medicine between ghettoes and camps. Archivist and curator Bonnie Gurewitsch will discuss “camp sisters,” women who were not always related but worked closely with each other to help each survive. Bronia Brandman will testify about her experiences during the Holocaust and will speak about her relationship with Bozenka Teichnerova and about Ms. Teichnerova’s extraordinary dedication to helping others.

Admission is open for educators who currently teach in Jewish schools. This program is not open to the general public. Pre-registration is required by December 17.

Please click here to register.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Paul Radensky, Assistant Director of Education, at pradensky@mjhnyc.org or 646-437-4310.

STAJE Seminars are generously supported by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Through recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust, the Claims Conference enables organizations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of those who perished.