Events & Programs
Photos from our 15th Annual Holocaust and Human Rights Symposium
March 17, 2017, University of Winnipeg
Lt. to rt.: Pinchas Gutter, Belle Jarniewski, Kobra Rahimi
Evita Smordin, Hilda Gotfried
Photos from the March of Memory July 20, 2014
(courtesy of the Jewish Post & News and The Canadian Polish Congress)
Commemorating the beginning of the deportations from the Warsaw Ghetto to Treblinka on July 23, 1942. Dr. Stefan Carter, a Warsaw Ghetto survivor, led about 40 people on a march from the new Human Rights Museum to the Holocaust memorial at the Manitoba Legislature in commemoration of the beginning of the deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto to the death camp at Treblinka on July 23, 1942. In the video clip Dr. Carter talks about life in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Megillat Hashoah 2014
International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2014
13th Annual Symposium
Indifference and the Fragility of Civilization May 2 2013
Shaarey Zedek Synagogue
Click here for a selection of photos from the event
Click here for Brenda Suderman's article in the Winnipeg Free Press
Click here for the article about the University of Winnipeg's presentation of the Doctorate of Divinity, honoris causa to Father Patrick Desbois
Click here for the article about the University of Winnipeg's presentation of the Doctorateof Sacred Letters, honoris causa to Lt. General Roméo Dallaire.
Click here for photos from the University of Winnipeg's special convocation
Flickers of Light
International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27, 2013
Shaarey Zedek Synagogue
Click here for a selection of photos from the event (Some photos courtesy Jewish Post & News)
Click here for Rhonda Prepes's article
Click here for David Matas's speech
FATHER PATRICK DESBOIS TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
AT 12TH ANNUAL HOLOCAUST SYMPOSIUM
We are thrilled to announce that Father Patrick Desbois will be the keynote speaker at the Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre’s 12th Annual Holocaust Symposium, on Wednesday,, May 1, 2013. Father Desbois, a French Catholic priest, is President of Yahad – In Unum, founded in 2004. He has devoted his life to researching the Holocaust, fighting antisemitism, and furthering relations between Catholics and Jews. The grandson of a WWII French prisoner held in the Rawa Ruska camp on the Poland-Ukraine border, he began in 2001 to research the story of the Jewish, Roma and other victims murdered in Eastern Europe during WWII by the Nazi mobile killing units, the Einsatzgruppen. Father Desbois' extraordinary research and educational efforts to preserve the memory of the 1.5 million victims of the "Holocaust by bullets" has created greater public awareness of this dark period of history. His work through Yahad – In Unum has been recognized with numerous awards and honours internationally. It is indeed an extraordinary opportunity for students to hear this renowned and distinguished speaker.
We are very pleased to announce that the University of Winnipeg, will be honouring Father Desbois during his visit with an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity honoris causa at a Special Convocation to be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013 after the 12th Annual Holocaust Symposium at UWinnipeg.
Online registration information to follow this summer. Spots will be limited!
For further information on Father Desbois and Yahad-In Unum please see http://www.yahadinunum.org/
Eleventh Annual Holocaust and Human Rights Symposium
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre
Click here for press coverage and photos reprinted with permission courtesy of the
Jewish Post and News.
NEW! NAMES INSTEAD OF NUMBERS The Dachau Remembrance Book Project
For the Prisoners of Dachau Concentration Camp
March 18-April 15 at Westminster Church
A project co-sponsored by Westminster Church, The Ridd Institute for Religion and GlobalPolicy
of the Global College of the University of Winnipeg and the Holocaust Education Centre
Exhibit open 10-7 on weeknights and 10-3 on weekends.
Click here for press coverage from the Winnipeg Free Press
New Shoah Week 2012
Community-Wide Kristallnacht Commemoration
The Kinderstransport with author Vera Fast
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Berney Theatre • Asper Jewish Community Campus • 123 Doncaster Street
Click here for the poster.
Click here for press coverage and photos reprinted with permission courtesy of the Jewish Post and News.
Click here for a selection of speeches and testimonials from the evening.