D-Day, when thousands of allied troops landed on the shore of Normandy, was one of the most memorable moments in World War II. By April of the following year, those allied troops reached the concentration camps of Germany, and tens of thousands of people were liberated. While the Soviets ultimately freed the death camps of Majdanek and Auschwitz in the east, they were assisted in their battle by the various partisan forces.

Please join us for a special professional development program. Bonnie Gurewitsch, Museum Curator and Archivist emerita, will discuss the experience of American liberators during World War II. The Museum will also present the recorded testimony of Jewish partisan, Lyuba Abramovich. Following Lyuba’s testimony, Natalia Aleksiun, professor of history at the University of Florida at Gainesville, will examine Lyuba’s testimony and discuss how it illuminates the efforts of Jews in the Holocaust to liberate themselves. We hope you will join us for this exciting program.

This session is approved for 3.5 CTLE hours.