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Holocaust Education

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration in Halifax – Jan. 27th, 2pm, Pier 21

Date: Sunday, January 27 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Bronfman Theatre, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.  Who Will Write Our History – Director: Roberta Grossman, 2018, 94 minutes, USA, English, Polish, Yiddish, with English subtitles.  Registration required, free.   In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day the Atlantic Jewish Council, the Canadian Museum of Immigration, and the University…

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2019 Asper Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program

2019 Asper Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program We are presently making plans for the 2019 Asper Foundation Holocaust and Human Rights Studies Program. This program is for students in grades 8 and 9. All students are required to participate in 9 educational sessions (2 hours each, usually taught on Sunday mornings) and complete 10 hours of…

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Holocaust Education Week

The brochure for the 2019 Holocaust Education Week can be found here. Information for each individual event can also be found in the Upcoming Events section of the website. For information on The Day I Met Hitler, click here. For information about Pinchas Gutter’s talk on November 3, click here. For information about Sol Nayman’s…

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March of the Living 2020 – Registration Open

Registration is open for the 2020 March of the Living trip. The trip is tentatively scheduled for April 18–May 3, 2020, and is an incredible opportunity to visit Poland and Israel and to learn about the Holocaust during the 75th year after liberation. More information can be found at https://www.marchofthelivingcanada.org/

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The AJC’s 16th Annual Holocaust Education Week

Saint John: October 6, 2019Halifax: October 30 – November 7, 2019 PUBLIC OPENING EVENT: “The Day I Met Hitler” Film Screening W/ introduction and narration by the Filmmaker Oct. 30th | 7PM | Halifax Central Library, Paul O’Regan Hall Film screening with introduction and narration by the filmmaker Ronen Israelski. “The Day I Met Hitler” features…

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“Were The House Still Standing”: Film Presentation and Talk by Robert Katz – Oct. 6th, 2pm, Saint John Jewish Historical Museum

“Were The House Still Standing”: (WTHSS) Film presentation and talk by Robert Katz, filmmaker, artist and professor Saint John, NB: Sunday, October 6, 2PM Saint John Jewish Historical Museum Guest speaker: Dr. Robert Katz, Professor of Art, University of Maine, Augusta. Katz, co-creator of WTHSS, an exhibit commissioned as a permanent installation for the Holocaust…

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Holocaust Survivor Testimony from Pinchas Gutter – Nov. 3rd, 2 PM, Pier 21

Pinchas Gutter, Holocaust survivorSunday, November 3 | 2PM | Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Rowe Hall | 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax **This event is part of the AJC’s 2019 Holocaust Education Week** As ten-year-old Pinchas is deported from the Warsaw ghetto to the killing site of Majdanek and then to concentration camps, he…

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Holocaust Education Committee

The AJC’s Holocaust Education Committee plans and coordinates an array of informative educational speakers, programs, presentations, movies, and exhibits aimed at educating the general public of Atlantic Canada about the Holocaust and human rights. Some of the Holocaust Education Committees events include: Holocaust Education Week in the Fall An event for International Holocaust Remembrance Day…

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Halifax Yom Hashoah Memorial Service May 1, 7:30 PM

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 7:30PM Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 | 1055 Marginal Road| Keynote speaker: Ellin Bessner, author of Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military and WWII Program includes: a memorial candle-lighting ceremony, with a reception and book signing to follow. Presented in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Immigration at…

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