Antisemitism Rising: Bearing Witness Then and Now

Connecticut saw a record high number of antisemitic incidents last year. The Holocaust remembrance movement says “never forget,” but surveys find the problem is deeper — many young people lack basic knowledge of the Holocaust. On the next Cutline, we hear personal stories – then and now. We look at links between antisemitism and extremism, visit a Connecticut classroom teaching the Holocaust, and explore the story of Sobibor, a secret Nazi death camp that was a site of bravery and resistance.

Where to Watch

This program premieres on CPTV on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 8 p.m. It will encore on CPTV on Sunday, July 31 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, August 2 at 11 p.m. It will also encore on CPTV Spirit on Saturday, July 30 at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, July 31 at 6 p.m., and Wednesday, August 3 at 7 p.m.

Bearing Witness Then and Now – Testimonials

Hear the personal stories of Holocaust survivors living in Connecticut and state residents who have experienced contemporary antisemitism.

Resource links for additional learning:

Anti-Defamation League

Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimony at Yale University

CSDE on Teaching the Holocaust and Genocide

New episodes of CUTLINE premiere each month on CPTV. Each episode is available for on-demand viewing concurrent with its television premiere. Episodes will be available on, as well as at; on YouTube; and on the free Connecticut Public mobile app. (Visit Google Play or the Apple App Store to download the app.)

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