"Between Nazism and Communism" Seminar
Rutgers Honors College/SAS Honors Program Interdisciplinary Seminar, "Between Nazism and Communism," Professor Nancy Sinkoff with students, April 18, 2019, wearing the yellow daffodil pin to commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 19, 1943.
The “yellow daffodil” campaign was started by Polin: Museum of History of the Jews of Poland to commemorate not only the ghetto fighters, but also to honor specifically the memory of Marek Edelman, who remained in Poland until his death, after fighting in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the Warsaw Rising—even after his wife and child left Poland in 1968 after the antisemitic expulsion of 13,000 Polish Jews; he was also involved with Solidarity in the 1980s. Edelman had a custom to place a bouquet of yellow daffodils on the famous Rapaport memorial (erected by the Communists in 1948) on the plaza above the former ghetto. Edelman was a Bundist anti-Communist.