The AJC’s 18th Annual Holocaust Education Week (HEW): November 1-7, 2021

Registration, additional program details, and links coming soon. All programs will be live-streamed in Atlantic Canada.

Monday, November 1 | 7PM | Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Rowe Hall

Speaker: David Korn, Holocaust survivor, in an interview with Olga Milosevich.

Introduction by Elin Beaumont, Education and Community Initiatives, The Azrieli Foundation, Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program.

This program will be live-streamed (not recorded) for those who want to join us virtually.

Please join us to celebrate the publication of David Korn’s memoirs in the Azrieli Foundation’s recent anthology, At Great Risk: Memoirs of Rescue during the Holocaust. Reception and book signing to follow.

In a Protestant orphanage in Slovakia, a pastor shelters David and his brother Jacob at a time when most turned away from the anti-Jewish atrocities, some people risked their lives to save their Jewish friends, neighbours and often, even strangers. David reconnected with his rescuer, who was honoured with the title of Righteous Among the Nations.

Tuesday morning, November 2 | Student program with David Korn

Live-streamed from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 | Educators, to register your class and receive books and an assignment, to be completed (from the Azrieli Foundation) prior to attending the program, please email: Edna LeVine, AJC Director of Community Engagement: engagement @

Wednesday, November 3 | 7PM | Halifax Central Library, Paul O’Regan Hall

Understanding the Holocaust Through Photographs (with Q&A to follow).

This program will be live-streamed (not recorded) for those who want to join us virtually.

Guest speaker: Dr. Valerie Hébert, Lakehead University, Associate Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies. Dr. Valerie Hébert will join us remotely.

Introduction and moderator: Dr. Dorota Glowacka, University of King’s College, Director of Contemporary Studies Program and Professor of Humanities.

Dr. Hébert has received research fellowships from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the German Historical Institute, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, and the Martin Buber Society of Hebrew University. She has written on the Nuremberg Trials and Rwanda’s Gacaca Tribunals, the place of the Holocaust in the evolution of Human Rights Law, and Holocaust photography. She has presented her work at conferences in Canada, the US, the UK, and Europe. 

Sunday, November 7 | 2PM | Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Rowe Hall

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Erica Lehrer, Concordia University, Professor, Departments of History and Sociology-Anthropology. 

This program will be live-streamed (not recorded) for those who want to join us virtually.

Dr. Erica Lehrer is the author of Jewish Poland Revisited: Heritage Tourism in Unquiet Places (2013); and co-editor of Curatorial Dreams: Critics Imagine Exhibitions (2016); Jewish Space in Contemporary Poland (2015); and Curating Difficult Knowledge: Violent Pasts in Public Places (2011). In 2013 she curated the exhibit Souvenir, Talisman, Toy at the Kraków Ethnographic Museum (MEK) in Poland, and in 2014 published the accompanying book Lucky Jews.  Most recent work includes the collaborative project Awkward Objects of Genocide, which resulted in the exhibition Terribly Close: Polish Vernacular Artists Face the Holocaust at MEK in 2018-19.

Art Exhibit: All Flesh is Grass: A Multidirectional-Post-Memorial

Canadian artists Angela Henderson and Solomon Nagler continue their collaboration with Polish artists Alexandra Janusz and Aleksander Schwarz to present a site-specific performance/intervention that maps the untold histories and unmarked graves of Jewish victims of the Holocaust in an architectural space within sight of Elpaqkwitk (Georges Island). With these works, they continue their artistic research with experimental mapping of these landscapes in Eastern Poland through performance, photography and sculptural artworks. At Pier 21, their work intervenes in a national museum that memorializes settler immigration on Turtle Island. This work on the Shoah is contextualized within a space of difficult history in Miꞌkmaꞌki.

Artists Talk (to follow Dr. Erica Lehrer’s presentation) : with Halifax artists Solomon Nagler and Angela Henderson, NSCAD.

Prior to the Artists Talk there will be a reception and an opportunity to view the exhibit.

The Atlantic Jewish Council presents HEW, co-sponsored, and with the support of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, University of King’s College, Halifax Central Library, and NSCAD.

All HEW programs are made possible by a generous grant from The Azrieli Foundation.

October 22, 2021: NS Social Studies Teachers Association Conference | Educators registration: NSSSTA |
Virtual session: Holocaust Education Resources for Educators

Edna LeVine, Director of Community Engagement, Atlantic Jewish Council, Halifax, NS.

An overview of Holocaust education resources available for junior high and high school educators in Atlantic Canada.

Asper Foundation Human Rights and Holocaust Studies:

Guest speaker: Jeffrey Morry, Senior Program Manager, The Asper Foundation, Winnipeg, MB.

The Azrieli Foundation Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program:

Guest speaker: Marc-Olivier Cloutier, Manager of Education Initiatives, The Azrieli Foundation, Montréal, QC.


  1. Jennifer Solomon on October 23, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Thank you for making this accessible

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