Shoah (Holocaust) Committee of the JFO
The Mission of the Shoah (Holocaust) Committee of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa is to teach the lessons and legacy of the Holocaust and to promote tolerance, compassion, courage and wisdom in human relations.
The Shoah Committee comprises a group of dedicated volunteers committed to preserving the memories and legacies of the past to educate future generations. The committee plans and organizes and special initiatives that teach the lessons of the Holocaust. For more information please contact 613-798-4696, ext. 253 or email@example.com.
Second & Third Generation of Holocaust Survivors
“Who Will Tell the Children?” The Shoah (Holocaust) Committee is inviting interested children and grandchildren of survivors to take part in a process of training to be able to speak publicly and effectively about the Holocaust experiences of parent/grandparent survivors. Workshops provide the tools necessary to write about their parent’s experiences. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-798-4696, ext. 253.
Arie van Mansum Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education
This year’s winner of the Arie van Mansum Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education is Nathalie Sirois, educator and Coordinator of the Institut canadien pour l'éducation sur les genocides. Read more about the award and past winners.
Holocaust Education Month 2012
Launch Event November 10, 2012. Keynote address by Robert Rozett, Director of the Yad Vashem Libraries, on the theme of Raoul Wallenberg 1912-2012. See photos hereThe month continued with an exhibit, movie presentations and speakers, organized by the Shoah Committee of the Jewish Federation. 2012 Program information.
Click here to see photo's from the launch event.
Raoul Wallenberg Exhibition at the Canadian War Museum November 22, 2012 to January 6, 2013
"To me, there is no other choice" A presentation of Wallenberg's life and role in saving tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust. Read the speech presented by Per Westerberg, the Speaker of the Riksdag, the Swedish legislative assembly, at the Launch event. Click here to see launch event photos of the exhibit. www.warmuseum.ca
Holocaust Education Month 2011 Launch Event
November 3, 2011 - many thanks to keynote speaker Paul Shapiro, who was instrumental in opening archives related to fate of 17.5 million people victimized by the Nazis. The month continued with movie presentations, speakers and class room activities organized by the Shoah Committee of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa.
CBC Radio 2 "In Concert" Interview
Broadcast January 23, 2011, in honour of Holocaust Memorial Day. Remembering Alma Rosé - "In Concert" host Bill Richardson tells the story of violinist Alma Rosé and a recent concert dedicated to her memory, featuring Israel's Raanana Symphonette, led by Orit Fogel-Shafran. more
Holocaust Education Week 2010
Holocaust Education Week in Ottawa was launched November 9, 2010, with a stunning and poignant concert at the Shenkman Centre by the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra of Israel. more
Reflections of a Wallenberg
Resources for Teachers:
2012 Teacher’s Workshop
“Raoul Wallenberg 1912-2012”
November 12, 2012
Raoul Wallenberg Biography
Raoul Wallenberg Library Titles
Raoul Wallenberg: One Man Can Make a Difference
The mysterious fate of Raoul Wallenberg
Digging up hatred
Workshop Files: Oct. 24, 2011
"Profiles: Righteous Among the Nations"
Arie Van Mansum
Maria von Maltzen
Stefania Podgorska Burzminski
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)
The Conference on Jewish Claims Against Germany
The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre