April 09, 2013 , 12 Noon
Location: Raytheon Amphitheater
Organizer: Political Science Department and the Northeastern Humanities Center with the Holocaust Awareness Committee
Speaker: Matthew Brzezinski
Heroism in the Holocaust
In his talk, Brzezinski will discuss the myth of passivity during the Holocaust by showing that resistance was far more widespread than is generally acknowledged. He will talk about the different forms that resistance took, and how extraordinarily difficult it was for Jews to resist in an organized manner as compared to other groups in occupied Europe. He will also address how in some cases, not resisting was the ultimate act of courage. Matthew Brzezinski recently published his fourth book, ISAAC’S ARMY, a nonfiction narrative set in the Holocaust that was named a Finalist for the 2012 National Jewish Book Awards. He is a former foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and was a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, where he covered homeland security and counterterrorism post-9/11. He has written three other books, including RED MOON RISING, a Cold War account of the original space and missile race that won the 2009 Sir Arthur Clarke Award. Brzezinski has frequently appeared on CNN, NPR, and other major TV and radio networks.