Jewish Revolutionary Artwork

The new resurgent justice activism and encroaching U.S. Fascism drove me to explore the politically radical history of the Jewish people in the early 20th century. We – Jews – are commonly thought of as having been weak victims desperately hiding from our oppressors, when in fact we have a deep history of fierce resistance.

I learned in particular that women played a prominent role in the partisan resistance brigades of World War 2. Photographs of these women radiate a defiance and even outright joy in the face of brutal oppression, which is something seldom included in Holocaust education.

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