International Holocaust Remembrance Day 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Remembering Elie Wiesel and Yaffa Eliach

Thursday, January 26, 6:30pm – Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax. 

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize-winning author and Holocaust survivor, whose work for Holocaust remembrance continues to influence, passed away on July 2. 

Dr. Yaffa Eliach prominent and pioneering scholar of the Holocaust and survivor who launched the first Center for Holocaust Studies Documentation & Research in the USA, passed away on November 8. 

A tribute featuring readings, visual display, music, and words from local Holocaust Survivor David Korn, with a reception to follow. 

Presented by the Atlantic Jewish Council and the University of King’s College with the support of the Halifax Central Library. 

For additional information, please contact Edna LeVine, the AJC’s Director of Community Engagement, at


  1. Tolerance first | The Signal on January 27, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    […] Korn was one of five people speaking at the Halifax Central Library about the tragedies of World War II on Thursday evening, in honour of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. […]

  2. Mary DeFeo on January 29, 2020 at 11:08 am

    I had the most amazing, forgiving professor in college that was in a camp and saw his family murdered.His name was Rabbi Cohen. RIP gentle soul. It was my first class about the Holocaust and he asked all 116 students “Tell me what you would have done if you were commanded to kill someone?” I had no answer for him and neither did anyone else. He rolled up his sleeve and showed us his tattoo. He never once spoke of his experience and what he had experienced. I am not Jewish, but I will tell you I visit my nearby cemetery often and leave something in remembrance of all that suffered

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