Thursday, November 01, 2007

Holocaust Education Week

Holocaust Education Week, running from November 1 to 11, is the annual time of remembrance to honour those who suffered in humanity’s darkest chapter and an opportunity for the lessons of history to be reaffirmed with future generations. The UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and the Holocaust Centre of Toronto have organized over 150 programs in total. An impressive breadth and diversity of events and speakers will thoughtfully examine the genocide from a wide array of perspectives.

The most memorable parts of the week are the personal stories. Survivors flesh out the academic, political and historical framework with personal testimonies. And with each year their numbers dwindle.

Most events are free of charge or by donation. The comprehensive schedule and full details of individual events can be found here.

1 comment:

Yehudi01 said...

Very nice of you to make mention of this. I personally hate the word 'holocaust' because it means "burnt-offering." In Hebrew we refer to it as Yom HaZikaron laShoah Ve'laGvura, or Yom HaShoah for short. It means Holocaust Rememberence Day.

I just wanted to thank you for remembering.
L'Shalom, Yehudi