The Atlantic Jewish Council

Holocaust Education

The AJC’s 16th Annual Holocaust Education Week

Saint John: October 6, 2019Halifax: October 30 – November 7, 2019 “Were the House Still Standing” Film Presentation and Talk by Robert KatzOct. 6th | 2PM | Saint John Jewish Historical Museum Katz, a professor of Art at the University of Maine, Augusta, is the co-creator of WTHSS, an exhibit commissioned as a permanent installation…

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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 Sol Nayman – Nov. 7th, 7pm, Pier 21

Sol Nayman, Holocaust survivor Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Bronfman Theatre | 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax| November 7 | 7PM Sol Nayman was born in Stoczek Wegrowski, Poland on November 5, 1935. In September 1939, when the Nazis attacked the town, Sol and his family fled to the nearby forest. They later ended…

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Holocaust Survivor Testimony from Pinchas Gutter – Nov. 3rd, 2pm, 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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Yom Hashoah Memorial Services across Atlantic Canada

Fredericton, NB Location: Capital Community Church Time: 3PM Date: Sunday, April 28 Guest speaker: Andy Réti, Holocaust survivor. Saint John, NB Location: Shaarei Zedek Synagogue Time: 7:30PM Date: April 29th, 2019 Guest speaker: Andy Réti, Holocaust survivor. Halifax, NS Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Date: Wednesday, May 1 Time: 7:30PM Guest speaker:…

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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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15th Annual Holocaust Education Week: Oct 24 – Nov 2 2018

In Memoriam This year Holocaust Education Week is dedicated to the memory of two Holocaust survivors, who passed away this year, Steven Markus (1923-2018) and Philip Riteman (1922-2018). Their contributions to Holocaust education will not be forgotten. “While writing this story of our lives during the Second World War in Hungary, I think back to the…

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