Voices of Resistance

In this clip series, survivors and other witnesses to genocide recall the various ways they individually or collectively resisted injustice and discrimination during wartime, sometimes at great personal risk. What are the circumstances in which resisting authority becomes a moral duty? What forms can resistance take? What does the face of resistance look like?

Days of Remembrance: Roman Kent

Language: English

Roman Kent talks about the songs he would sing for resistance in camps and how these songs create a sense of community.

  • Days of Remembrance: Roman Kent

    Language: English

    Roman Kent talks about the songs he would sing for resistance in camps and how these songs create a sense of community.

  • Ruth Brand on resistance

    Language: English

     

    Ruth Brand talks about the decision to fast on Yom Kippur—also known as the Day of Atonement—in Auschwitz II-Birkenau as a form of resistance.

     

     

  • Ralph Friedman on Resistance Songs in Vilnius

    Language: English

    Ralph Friedman recalls the songs he used to hear in the Vilnius ghetto, including one about a resistance leader who turned himself in to the commandant.

  • Esperance Kaligirwa on her neighbors standing up to genocide

    Language: English

    In this clip, Esperance Kaligirwa recalls being rounded up by men intent on killing her and her family but were spared by the actions of her neighbors who interceded for them.