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B'nai Brith Proud to Revive Nizkor Holocaust Historical Archive

B'nai Brith Canada is proud to mark Yom Hasho'ah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) with the relaunch of its Nizkor website, an important and unique resource on the subject of the Holocaust.

While many are looking for productive uses of their time in isolation during the COVID-19 crisis, a great option might be raising our historical awareness and keeping the memory of the 6-million victims alive by perusing through this website's distinctive archive of data, photos, documents, books, and profiles of individual victims and camps.
 
The original website featured thousands of articles, all of which we will be republishing in the coming weeks and months. The additions will be made on a regular basis. Much of the content and information found in these articles has not previously been available elsewhere on the internet.
The Nizkor project was created by Ken McVay, a California-based activist who pioneered the fight against Holocaust denial on the internet during the medium's early years. It has also played a major role in the fight against Holocaust deniers over the years.
 
The website was gifted to B'nai Brith Canada many years ago. Because of its archaic web format, it has taken a tremendous amount of work to revamp and finally make it accessible again.
"At a time when studies are showing that fewer and fewer Canadians are familiar with the events of the Holocaust, and at a time where we have fewer survivors to learn from directly, the revamped Nizkor website is needed now more than ever," said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B'nai Brith Canada. "We could not be prouder to publicly re-establish this vital resource, and we hope that its free content will serve Holocaust educators from around the globe.
"Appropriately, the word 'nizkor' is Hebrew for 'we shall remember.' This website will help make that possible."
Free content will support educators around the world in the important work of combating Holocaust denial and distortion, and faithfully presenting the historical record.
 
The revival and maintenance of the Nizkor website will be funded entirely by B'nai Brith Canada, through the generosity and support of the public. If you would like to directly support this important project, please click below to make a donation.
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Published : Apr 20, 2020
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