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Search and Research: Lectures and Papers 37: Hans Oppenheimer and Others: Forgotten Stories of Individual Jewish Resistance in Nazi Germany

Hans Oppenheimer and Others

Forgotten Stories of individual Jewish Resistance in Nazi Germany

Wolf Gruner

Through the stories of Hans Oppenheimer and others, this research reassesses Jewish resistance in Nazi Germany and emphasizes that courage existed in all elements of the Jewish population. Jewish men and women acted against the Nazis and their policies, regardless of age, social status, education, profession, religious belief, and political conviction. Wolf Gruner asserts that by applying a broader lens regarding resistance in Nazi-occupied Europe, we will be able to tell a richer story of Jewish agency and responses during the Holocaust and bury the wrong assumption of Jewish passivity during the Holocaust once and for all.