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In the Holocaust era, because the Nazis denied access to
public schooling for Jewish students, parents had to find creative ways to
educate their children, even while fighting to survive. The stories below
illustrate the steadfast commitment to education then, and today, in places
such as war-ravaged Syria.
Photos: Portrait of Yoka Verdoner in Hilversum, Netherlands,
1942. USHMM, courtesy
of Francisca Verdoner Kan; Gerd Zwienicki (later Jacob Wiener)
studies outside the Wuerzburg, Germany, Jewish teachers seminary, 1938. USHMM, courtesy of Jacob G.
Wiener; Students at a school in Syria for orphaned, displaced
children. The Wisdom
House Project; After the Holocaust, this girl attended
elementary school at the Neu Freimann displaced persons camp in Munich. USHMM, courtesy of Jack Sutin;
Stella Rein, headmaster of the Łódź ghetto's high school, poses with girls,
circa 1940–41. USHMM,
courtesy of Arie Ben Menachem; Norwegian teachers imprisoned in
the Falstad, Norway, concentration camp for their refusal to participate in
the Nazi Teachers Association, 1942. USHMM,
unknown provenance; Staff at the Jewish-owned Leopold Seligman
company in Hausvogteiplatz, Berlin, 1933. Archive Westphal