Holocaust Education Month 2017

 

 

For information related to Holocaust Education Month events, please contact CHES at chesatcarleton@gmail.com or call 613-695-9700 or 613-520-2600, ext. 1320

November 7

3:30 – 5:00 pm (please note location has changed)

University of Ottawa; Simard Hall, Room 125, 60 University Private,

In conversation with a survivor

Dr. Rebecca Margolis will host survivor David Moskovic and screen his testimonial.

The public is welcome.

Presented by the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) in cooperation with the Vered Jewish Canadian Studies Program, University of Ottawa.​

 

 

November 9

4:00- 5:00 pm (please note location has changed)

University of Ottawa; Simard Hall Room 1130 (DMS 1130), 60 University Private

‘The Jewish Heroes of Warsaw: The Afterlife of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising’

A lecture by Dr. Avinoam Patt, Philip D Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish Historyand

Associate Director at the Maurice Greenberg Centre for Judaic Studies, at the University of Hartford, Connecticut where he is also Director of the Museum of Jewish Civilization.

Hosted by Professor Jan Grabowski, Department of History, University of Ottawa

Presented by the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) in cooperation with Department of History at the University of Ottawa, the Embassy of the United States of America

 

 

November 9

7:00 pm

Kehillat Beth Israel Synagogue, 1400 Coldrey Avenue

Launch Event for Holocaust Education Month: An Event in Memory of Kristallnacht.

Keynote address: ‘From Destruction to Rebirth: The Return of Life in the Jewish DP Camps’

Dr. Avinoam Patt, Philip D Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish History and Associate Director at the Maurice Greenberg Centre for Judaic Studies, at the University of Hartford, Connecticut where he is also Director of the Museum of Jewish Civilization.

Emcee: Laurence Wall of CBC Radio.

Presented by the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) in cooperation with the Embassy of the United States of America, Kehillat Beth Israel Synagogue, the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies at Carleton University, Saint Paul University, and the University of Ottawa .

 

 

November 10

10:00 am

Saint Paul University, Amphitheatre room 1124
Open to the public  

 

Doctoral Seminar. Graduate students and professors from institutions other than SPU are welcome.

‘After Auschwitz: Jewish Theological and Religious Responses to the Holocaust.

A lecture by Dr. Avinoam Patt, Philip D Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish History and Associate Director at the Maurice Greenberg Centre for Judaic Studies, at the University of Hartford, Connecticut where he is also Director of the Museum of Jewish Civilization. Hosted by the Dean of the Faculty of Theology, St. Paul University

Presented by the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) in cooperation with Saint Paul University and the Embassy of the United States of America

 

 

November 14

7:00 pm

Kehillat Beth Israel Synagogue, 1440 Coldrey Avenue

An event for descendants of survivors, registration required.

Descendants of Holocaust Survivors Speak Out: Memory, Identity and Emerging Narratives. “I don’t speak because I have the power to speak, I speak because I cannot remain silent.” Rabbi A. I. Kooke.

A panel discussion with Israel’s Ambassador to Canada - Nimrod Barkan, Elin Beaumont, Lawrence Greenspon, and Prof Jan Grabowski. Artur Wilczynski Canada’s ambassador to Norway and Canada’s representative to IHRA (TBC)

To RSVP: https://carleton.ca/ches/events/2nd-generation-forum

Presented by the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel, the Azrieli Foundation, Library and Archives Canada

 

 

November 16
7:00 pm
National Arts Centre, O’Born Room
 

Remembering John Hirsch in recognition of his contributions to Canadian Theatre on the 70th anniversary of his arrival to Canada as one of 1123 Holocaust orphans. This special program, a tribute to Hirsch, will include excerpts from a one-man play entitled “Hirsch” created and written by Alon Nashman and Paul Thompson and performed by actor Alon Nashman. Included are also reminiscences by Peter Herrndorf, CEO of the National Arts Centre, actor Marilyn Lightstone, and others. John Hirsh was born in Hungary and survived the Holocaust in Budapest.  He arrived in Canada at the age of 17 in 1947, through the War Orphans Project of the Canadian Jewish Congress. He was adopted by Alex and Pauline Shack of Winnipeg. It was in Winnipeg that Hirsch started his theater career which included years as Head of Drama at the CBC and Director of the Stratford Festival. His love for the arts and creativity as a director quickly won him recognition in Canada and beyond.   

RSVP required at  eton@nac-cna.ca

Presented by the  Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) in cooperation with the NAC.

 

 

November 19

4:30 pm

Centerpointe Chamber room, 101 Centrepointe Dr.

Rescue in the Philippines

This documentary tells the story of how five brothers from Cincinnati making two-for-a-nickel cigars in pre-WWII Manila, together with Manuel Quezon, the charismatic first president of the Philippines, Paul McNutt, US High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana (preparing for his own presidential campaign) and an ambitious Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower helped 1,200 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines.

Presented by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa in cooperation with the City of Ottawa and Embassy of the Philippines

 

 

November 20

10:00 – 11:30 am

Carleton University, University Centre room 182

In Conversation with a survivor

Dr. Pamela Walker will host survivor Judy Young Drache in her Women’s History Class. Students to watch survivor’s testimonial beforehand.

Presented by the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) in cooperation with the Department of History at Carleton University.

 

 

 

November 23

4:30 – 8:30 pm

Temple Israel 1301 Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa

Teachers’ Workshop 2017

70 years since the arrival of 1,123 Holocaust orphans to Canada. Immigration and Refugees: Then and Now. What Can We Learn?

Keynote address: Robbie Waisman, one of the 1123 Jewish orphans who were admitted to Canada from 1947 to 1949. Special presentations by CBC journalist Judy Trinh, who arrived in Canada as a refugee with the Vietnamese “Boat people”, and Elin Beaumont of the Educational Outreach and Program Coordinator of the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program at the Azrieli Foundation.

Free parking, Light dinner, Registration required by Nov 9, 2017

RSVP at: http://bit.ly/chesteachers

Presented by the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) in cooperation with the Temple Israel, Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies, Azrieli Foundation.

 

 

November 28 

11:35 am -12:55 pm

Carleton University, Canal Building room 2202

In Conversation with a survivor

Dr. Deidre Butler will host survivor Kati Morrison and screen her testimonial in her “Introduction to Judaism” class.

The public is welcome. RSVP chesatcarleton@gmail.com

Presented by the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) in cooperation with the Department of Religion at Carleton University.

 

 

 

November  29
7:00 pm
SJCC Social Hall A, Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Speaker, Robert Watson, The Nazi Titanic
The Nazi Titanic, retells the little known story of the SS Cap Arcona and the devastating role it played in World War II and the holocaust. The SS Cap Arcona was one of the most celebrated German luxury ocean liners in the world.  When the Nazis took over Germany, she was stripped down for use as a floating barracks and troop transport. Later, she was cast as the 'star' in his epic propaganda film about the sinking of the legendary Titanic. In the final days of the war, the ship was packed with thousands of concentration camp prisoners who suffered in poor conditions as they waited for the end of the war. Just days before Germany surrendered, the ship was mistakenly bombed by the British Royal Air Force, and nearly all of the prisoners were killed. Robert Watson Ph.D. is an award-winning author who has published over 40 books and hundreds of scholarly articles, chapters, and essays on topics in history and politics.

Presented by the  Jewish Federation of Ottawa

 

 

 

 

 

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