Holocaust Education Month

Community Listing November 2019

Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES)

 Holocaust Education Month (HEM) Programs, 2019

 

For more detailed program descriptions check: https://carleton.ca/ches/events/2019-events/

 

October 27th, 9:30 am. Temple Israel, 1301 Prince of Wales Drive 
Canadian launch of Dr. Tammy Bottner’s Among the Reeds: The True Story of How a Family Survived the Holocaust. Dr Bottner recounts the moving story of her own family’s travails in war-torn Europe. Words of welcome by H. E. Johan Verkamen, Ambassador of Belgium to Canada. Bagel breakfast followed by conversation and book signing. Free event. Donation to cover the costs of breakfast would be appreciated. RSVP required HEMrsvp2019@gmail.com by October 22nd. 
Presented by CHES, in cooperation with Temple Israel, the Azrieli Foundation, and the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies at Carleton University.   


November 3rd, 7:00 pm.  Kehillat Beth Israel (KBI), 1400 Coldrey Avenue 
Yuri Dojc, renowned art photographer will present his project “Last Folio, Cultural Memories of Jewish Life in Slovakia.”
Since the late 1990s, Yuri Dojc has been documenting Slovakia’s last living Holocaust survivors, the country’s abandoned synagogues, schools, and cemeteries. His journey was the inspiration for this multidisciplinary project of photographs, a book, and a video – all of which have been widely exhibited to great acclaim. The evening will include a documentary film by Katya Krausova and an illustrated talk by Yuri Dojc about his personal journey which started in a Bardejov Jewish schoolhouse abandoned since 1942 and discovered other remnants of a Jewish past.  Free and open to the public. Reception sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovakia. RSVP requested HEMrsvp2019@gmail.com by October 25th. 
Presented by CHES, in cooperation with the Slovak Embassy, the Azrieli Foundation, Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation, and the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies at Carleton University.   


November 10th, 7:00 pm.  Kehillat Beth Israel (KBI), 1400 Coldrey Avenue 
Launch Event for Holocaust Education Month: A Lecture in Commemoration of Kristallnacht. 
Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt
, world-renowned historian and Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University has published and taught about the Holocaust for close to 40 years. She will speak on “Antisemitism: Old Wine in New Bottles.” Professor Lipstadt famously won the libel suit brought against her by Holocaust denier David Irving, described in her book History on Trial. 
RSVP required to HEMrsvp2019@gmail.com by Nov 6th. 
Presented by CHES, in cooperation with the Azrieli Foundation, Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation and the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies at Carleton University.   


November 14th, 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Temple Israel, 1301 Prince of Wales Drive 
Annual Teachers’ Workshop: “Anti-Semitism Then and Now”
.  The workshop will provide teachers with tools to teach the legacy of the Holocaust. Facilitators: Bernie Farber and Len Rudner. Open to all grade 7 – 12 teachers. Registration required by November 6th. To register visit:  https://carleton.ca/ches/tw19
Presented by CHES, in cooperation with the Azrieli Foundation, and the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies at Carleton University and Temple Israel.   


November 15th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Ottawa Police Professional Development Centre (PDC) at Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Ave., Building P
Law Enforcement Workshop: “Anti-Semitism Then and Now” 

The workshop will provide the Ottawa Police and partners with tools to recognize racism and Anti-Semitism. Facilitators: Bernie Farber and Len Rudner. Open to all Ottawa Police Service and partners. Registration required by November 6th. 
Presented by CHES, in cooperation with the Diversity and Race Relations Unit of the Ottawa Police and partners, the Azrieli Foundation, and the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies at Carleton University.   


November 17th, 10:00 am - 2:45 pm. Kehillat Beth Israel (KBI), 1400 Coldrey Avenue
Symposium for Descendants of Holocaust Survivors: “Learning from the Past for the Future”

Panel discussion focusing on trauma, resilience, and rebuilding, followed by facilitated breakout sessions with panelists representing all generations: Dr Natalia Aleksiun, Dr Eva Fogelman, Dr Zelda Abramson and Daniel Brooks. Moderator: Artur Wilczynski.Open to descendants of Holocaust survivors. Lunch provided. Registration required by November 10th. To register visit: https://carleton.ca/ches/2gs .
Presented by CHES, in cooperation with the Azrieli Foundation, Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation, and the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies at Carleton University.             

 

Information above is from September 27, 2019   

Life Will Smile - Documentary
November 7
7 - 9 pm

Join us for the Canadian film premiere of "Life Will Smile", followed by a Q&A with producer Steven Priovolos. This 40-minute documentary is based on the incredible true story of an entire Jewish community surviving WWII, thanks to the brave actions of the people on the Greek island of Zakynthos.
When SS officer Kommandant Lutt arrived on the island in 1943 to implement “The Final Solution”, the fate of the island’s 275 Jewish inhabitants rested upon the shoulders of the island's young Mayor, Lucas Karrer and Bishop Chrysostomos. They were given 24-hours to hand over a detailed list with all the names, addresses and possessions of the islands' Jews, destined for deportation to the Nazi extermination camps. They ultimately trick the SS and together with the rest of the Zakynthiots, manage to save the entire Jewish population.
Free event, register here
Infinity Convention Centre, 2901 Gibford Dr.

Community Culture Show
Ho Feng-Shan, Righteous Among the Nations
November 9 • 7 pm
November 10 • 3 pm

Based on the true story of Dr. Ho Feng-Shan, the Chinese consulate in pre-WWII Vienna who issued thousands of visas to help Jews escape to Shanghai from Nazi Germany. The show includes Chinese and Jewish cultural performances and a somber drama play full of surprises. Free admission for all.
Primarily in English with subtitles in Chinese and English. 
New this year: Hebrew songs "Do Di Li" solo, a children choir singing of "Zum Gali Gali and a grande finale act. All are welcome. 
Nov 9 tickets 
Nov 10 tickets
EACO - 4 Thorncliff Place, Nepean
Contact Cam Fung at cam.fung@gmail.com or 613-820-6774
http://gatewayenact.com

Jewish Federation of Ottawa
November 27
7 - 9 pm

“From Dachau to Cyprus”- Jewish Refugees and the Cyprus Internment Camps, 1946-1949. Photo Exhibit and Talk with Historian Dr. Eliana Hadjisavvas; 

Presented by the Shoah Committee of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, in partnership with the Embassy of Cyprus.

Historic background: The British government created the camps in Cyprus as part of its effort to stem illegal immigration to Palestine. Nearly all the detainees were Holocaust survivors. Many had fled from Eastern Europe or the Soviet Union with the help of the underground Brihah movement. The Cyprus detainees sailed on 39 ships from ports in France, Italy, and the Balkans following long and arduous journeys from displaced person’s camps in Germany and Austria. The British military ran the detention camps, which were built using German POW labour.  Surrounded by barbed wire and watch towers, the camps were under constant guard.

Speaker: Eliana Hadjisavvas is the Jewish History Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. She completed a PhD in History at the University of Birmingham in 2017. Her research, which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) explored Jewish displacement in post-war Europe, with a particular focus on the Cyprus internment camps. Eliana has previously held fellowships at the Library of Congress’ Kluge Center in Washington D.C.

Contact Anne Read at 613-798-4696 ext. 355 or aread@jewishottawa.com
Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation
1400 Coldrey Ave.

View poster here