Resisters are defined as those that resist, though they especially are those that actively oppose the policies of a government. In Nazi Germany, many were too afraid to resist. However, especially as it relates to the Rosenstrasse protest, there were three main ways that people could protest the regime. These included protesters, those who publicly demonstrated a strong objection to the actions of the regime by protesting outside the building that around 1,800 Jewish men were being held in as they waited to be deported. It also included witnesses, people whose family members may not have been being held at Rosenstrasse but who still witnessed the protest of the wives and families of these men and who spread the story of its achievement. And finally, this includes those who went against national policy and opinion by either entering or staying in interfaith/interracial marriages (intermarriages).
Please continue reading to learn more about the different kinds of resisters active during the Rosenstrasse Protest.
If you or a family member falls into one of these categories (or you are the descendant or relative of someone that does) and you would like to share your story or connect with others with similar life stories to you, please contact us at Info@RosenstrasseFoundation.Org!