Online Event: Pride Month: Defying Nazi Persecution

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    Photo of Willem Arondeus and Frieda Belinfante
    Left) Portrait of Willem Arondeus, the leader of a gay resistance group in Amsterdam. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Marco Entrop; (Right) Portrait of Frieda Belinfante after her return to the Netherlands from the refugee camp in Switzerland. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Frieda Belinfante

    Date/Time
    Date(s) - 06/30/2021
    9:30 am - 10:00 am

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    Online Event

    Categories LGBT New Jersey events


    Online Event: Pride Month: Defying Nazi Persecution

    June 30, 2021 – 9:30AM to 10:00AM

    It was a daring and dangerous mission. To try to protect the true identities of Jews and resistance fighters hiding behind false ID cards, members of a Dutch resistance group knew they had to destroy the originals. Dressed as policemen, they entered the Amsterdam Registry and set off explosions that burned 800,000 identity cards. This Pride Month, learn about Frieda Belinfante, one of Europe’s first female conductors and a lesbian, and painter Willem Arondeus, the gay leader of this group of artists turned resisters.

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