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Oral Histories of Winnipeg Survivors -

Second Generation Project 1988 to 1989:

USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive

The 49 digitized files of the Winnipeg Second Generation Group's interviews are now integrated into the USC Shoah Foudnation's Visual History Archive. Access is available online to a sampling of the VHA collection including these files ; however the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada is now a full acess point centre.  Stay tuned for more information about the VHA.

 

Registration is now open for our 2017 Symposium:

Save the date: Wednesday March 15, 2017

Keynote Speaker Bill Glied

Survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Dachau

Registration forms and information

see here

November 21, 2016

MUSEUM CONDEMNS HATEFUL RHETORIC AT WHITE NATIONALIST CONFERENCE; CALLS ON THE NATION TO CONFRONT HATE SPEECH

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is deeply alarmed at the hateful rhetoric at a conference of white nationalists held on November 19 at the Ronald Reagan Building just blocks from the Museum.

According to press reports, Richard Spencer, the leader of the National Policy Institute – a white nationalist think tank – that sponsored the conference, made several direct and indirect references to Jews and other minorities, often alluding to Nazism. He spoke in German to quote Nazi propaganda and refer to the mainstream media. He implied that the media was protecting Jewish interests and said, “One wonders if these people are people at all?” He said that America belongs to white people. His statement that white people face a choice of “conquer or die” closely echoes Adolf Hitler’s view of Jews and that history is a racial struggle for survival.

The targeting of Jews was central to Nazi racist ideology. The Germans attempted to kill every Jewish man, woman and child they could find. Nazi racism extended to other groups. By the end of World War II, the Germans and their collaborators had murdered six million Jews and millions of other innocent civilians, many of whom were targeted for racial reasons.

The Holocaust did not begin with killing; it began with words. The Museum calls on all American citizens, our religious and civic leaders, and the leadership of all branches of the government to confront racist thinking and divisive hateful speech.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, a living memorial to the Holocaust, inspires citizens and leaders to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by donors nationwide. Learn more at ushmm.org.

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ZOLTAN FREEMAN Z"L

The Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre

deeply mourns the passing of Zoltan Freeman

May his memory forever be a blessing.

 

See our Educators Page for important new

links to Online Courses in Shoah Studies from

the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure.

 

 

Guest Readers include:

The Honourable Janice Filmon
Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

Ms. Lori Binder
Head of School and CEO, Gray Academy of Jewish Education

The Right Reverend William G. Cliff
Bishop of Brandon

Mr. Lionel DeRuyver
Curriculum Consultant

Ms. Leah Gazan
Faculty Member University of Winnipeg

Mrs. Sandy Hyman
Chair, Interfaith Round Table

His Excellency, Archbishop Albert LeGatt

Dr. Jeremy Maron
Researcher-Curator, Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Mrs. Nafiya Naso
Representing the Winnipeg Yazidi Community

Mrs. Emily Shane
Child of Shoah Survivors and former Executive Director of
Jewish Child and Family Services

Mrs. Evita Smordin
Shoah Educator

Mr. Abdo (Albert) Ibrahim El Tassi – C.M., O.M., LL.D
CEO and Director of Peerless Garments

Sensei Fredrich Louis Ulrich
Former Minister of the Manitoba Buddhist Temple

Dr. Arthur Walker-Jones
Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Winnipeg

 

Photos from our 15th annual Symposium

on our Events & Programs Page

 

MARCH 17, 2016, DUCKWORTH CENTRE,

UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG

WITH SURVIVOR, PINCHAS GUTTER

 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2016    7pm

The Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre

&

The Canadian Musuem for Human Rights

Invite you to attend a special event

Free admission for this event

 

 

Click here for detailed information on presentations in the

Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre led

by educators and Shoah survivors. Online registration now

available.

Educators! Please see our Educators and Students page for

excellent new links to online Shoah education sites.

EXCELLENT NEW ONLINE RESOURCE FOR EDUCATORS:

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Resource Guide
The IHRA Resources Guide provides quick links to IHRA tools and information in

the fields of Holocaust education, remembrance and research. Translations into

several languages enable these tools to be used in countries around the world.

Includes such topics as:

                       How to Teach about the Holocaust

                       Using Social Media in Holocaust Education

                       Teaching about the Holocaust without Survivors

                       The Holocaust and Other Genocides

          ALSO:

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance is pleased to announce

the publication of its new brochure, entitled 'Marking 15 years of the

Stockholm Declaration'.

The Stockholm Declaration is IHRA's founding document and commits

governments to implementing national policies and programs in support

of Holocaust education, remembrance, and research. This brochure

marks the 15th anniversary of this seminal document and aims to highlight

the key achievements in IHRA's history. The brochure was launched by

IHRA Honorary Chairman, Professor Yehuda Bauer, at the recent IHRA

Plenary meetings in Budapest from JUNE 8-11, 2015.

A link to a pdf of the publication is available for download

hereihra_annualbrochure_web

 

RECENT EVENTS

 

BESA:CODE OF HONOR NOVEMBER 2-14

MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTRE GALLERY

TEACHING GUIDE AVAILABLE HERE

 

Click to download the Symposium Guide » (PDF, 38.7MB)

      
         Now see our 2012 Symposium with Father Patrick Desbois on Youtube! Click on:

       watch?v=VoyprDPOuQ4 and watch?v=WcuTPJiZGOU

        In Remembrance Lies Hope Documentary on     

Youtube
Our January 26, 2014

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

March of Memory July 20, 2014

See more photos on our Events & Programs page


 

       New!! Watch Indifference and the Fragility of Civilization

       on Youtube! Click here for part 1

       Click here for part 2

 



 

 

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