Novogrudok Jewish Resistance Museum – Virtual Tour
Welcome to everyone – scholars, friends, descendants, historians – everyone who is interested in or inspired by resistance of the Jews during WWII.
We are happy to invite you to a virtual tour at the Jewish Resistance Museum in Novogrudok (Belarus), a unique memorial exhibition on the post-Soviet territory, opened in 2007.
Shifra Poupko, a museum guide and educator at Yad Vashem, will ‘walk’ us through the museum, highlighting the history, artifacts, and tunnel escape. Current Jewish Resistance Museum guides will share testimony from prisoners.
The Together Plan, a British Charity, the host of the event, and Dialog, an international charity and TTP partner in Belarus, are now taking a key role in bringing the story of the Bielski camp, the partisans and the stories of resistance into focus, kindly invite you to register for the event, which will take place on March 7, 2022. The tour will begin at 8 p.m. (Minsk), 7 p.m. (Jerusalem), 6 p.m. (Berlin), 5 p.m. (London), 2 p.m. (Buenos Aires), 12.00 (noon, New York), 4 a.m. (Sydney).
This is an opportunity to learn about two great stories of resistance. Come! And learn more about the people who risked it all to stay alive.
More on-line events will follow, as we grow as a community dedicated to learning about Jewish Partisans and the Bielski partisans memorial in the Naliboki forest takes shape.
Museum founder and expert Tamara Vershitskaya will be there to answer questions, share an insider’s account on the creation of the museum and moderate the discussion.
This event will be in: English 🇬🇧
C. Shifra PoupkoYad Vashem Museum Guide and Educator
Shifra Poupko is a museum guide and educator at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Authority, and is currently pursuing advanced degrees at the Weiss-Livnat International Center for Holocaust Research and Education at Haifa University. Her research includes Jewish life in the inter-war period, particularly in Belarus and is driven by questions involving memory and history.
Tamara VershitskayaFounder of the Novogrudok Jewish Resistance Museum
Tamara is a passionate Holocaust researcher with many years of experience. Previous roles include the position of Director of the Novogrudok Museum of History and Regional Studies. She played a key role in the establishment of the Jewish Resistance Museum, a memorial exhibition on the former ghetto site dedicated to the tunnel escape and the Bielski partisans.
Tamara has written many publications for both the Russian and American Holocaust Encyclopaedias and was a translator for the book of memoirs Surviving the Holocaust with the Russian Jewish partisans by Jack Kagan and Dov Cohen. Her research into Jewish resistance in Novogrudok and in other parts of Belarus have resulted in numerous scientific publications and a book, Pain and Anger – Holocaust and Resistance in Novogrudok, published in 2019 by the Belarusian Encyclopaedia.
Tamara has organized many conferences and educational seminars on Jewish heritage for secondary school teachers throughout Belarus on the subject of the Holocaust. She also collaborated with Jewish heritage professionals in Poland in a cross-border project entitled “Shtetl routes. Vestiges of Jewish Cultural Heritage in Cross-Border Tourism” (2013-2015). Tamara became a member of The Together Plan team in Minsk in 2021.