Holocaust Education Week is at a crossroads. Faced with the passing of living memory, ongoing local demographic shifts, and international surges in antisemitism and intolerance, we must pose a difficult question: 75 years later, why should Canadians learn about the Holocaust?
In 2019, HEW expands its focus to examine the Holocaust from a universal and intersectional perspective, illuminating the relevance of Holocaust education to all Canadians and their concerns for the 21st century.
Despite some troubling results from a recent study commissioned by the Azrieli Foundation in partnership with the Claims Conference, 85% of Canadians agree on Holocaust education’s importance. The challenge that lies before us is to maintain its relevance before it fades from memory.
The Neuberger is proud to have a diverse range of community participants who are committed to providing educational opportunities around the GTA for Holocaust Education Week. By exploring this year's theme together, we can start a conversation to build a brighter tomorrow.
Join us this year on Thursday November 7, 7 pm in Binions Hall at Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora. Our guest speaker is holocaust survivor, Mr. Andy Reti. Rerfreshments will be served.