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Heroism in the Holocaust: The Righteous Among the Nations

This is an activity designed to help students understand the difficult dilemmas facing those non-Jews who risked their lives during the Holocaust to rescue Jews. They are recognized by Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Center, as the “Righteous Among the Nations.”

Shirlee Greenwald

Shirlee Greenwald is the Israel Program Director for the Jewish Federation. Shirlee was born and raised in Israel to a family from the former Soviet Union. Members of her grandparent’s family were killed in the Holocaust. She served in the Israel Defense Forces and is a graduate of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem with a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies.

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