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WOMEN IN THE HOLOCAUST: THEIR DAY-TO-DAY STRUGGLES
Wednesday, March 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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WOMEN IN THE HOLOCAUST:
THEIR DAY-TO-DAY STRUGGLES
As the Holocaust escalated, conditions worsened in the ghettos and camps. Women and mothers were preoccupied with daily survival, providing food for their families, and staving off illness. Using diaries, memoirs, and testimonies, this session will look at the life-and-death dilemmas that women faced during the Holocaust, and their attempts to resist dehumanization and death. Yad Vashem’s Project Director for Echoes & Reflections, Sheryl Ochayon, will present this webinar in honor of Women’s History Month.
Sheryl Silver Ochayon
Sheryl Silver Ochayon holds a law degree from Harvard Law School, a BA in History from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and a Certificate in Genocide Studies from Stockton University. After a long legal career, she followed her passion for Holocaust education. In 2005 she began working for the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem as a guide in the Holocaust history Museum, writing and developing online courses for educators around the world, and creating educational videos.
Currently, Sheryl is Yad Vashem’s Program Director for Echoes & Reflections, a program that empowers American middle and high school educators to confidently teach the Holocaust with dynamic classroom materials and professional development. Sheryl has represented Yad Vashem in different contexts both in the US and in Israel at seminars and international conferences, and at the United Nations.