Dr. Rachel Korazim will present "From Bystanders to Up-Standers," a community event in the Sanctuary of Vine Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. She is a freelance Jewish education consultant specializing in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education.
Korazim notices that when reflecting on the Holocaust, as well as other events of genocide, we tend to focus on the perpetrators and the victims. Yet there is another group of people who play an important role in allowing crimes of such magnitude to happen: the bystanders. The reasons why people choose to look away and not get involved are many, but among the bystanders are also the very few who summon the courage to stand up and resist the regime of death.
Korazim will focus on German, French and Polish literary works that explore the unique moments of revelation that turn ordinary men and women into heroes. What can we learn from them? Will they inspire us to stand up when it’s up to us?
This event is free and open to the public. West End Synagogue and Vine Street Christian Church have planned it in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Nashville.