holocaust education

B’nai Brith Taking Action Against Nazi Glorification

July 28, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OAKVILLE, Ont. – B’nai Brith Canada is taking action on the disturbing issue of Nazi glorification in this country. Yesterday, B’nai Brith and the Canadian Polish Congress released a joint statement calling for the removal of a monument from a cemetery in Oakville, Ontario. The monument memorializes a World War II-era …

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Nazi Collaborators Should Not Be Honoured in Canada: B’nai Brith and Canadian Polish Congress

July 27, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada and the Canadian Polish Congress are jointly calling for the removal of a memorial at Oakville’s St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery that glorifies Nazi German collaborators. As has been widely reported, a cenotaph honouring Ukrainian volunteers of the 14th Waffen SS “Galicia” Division stands prominently on the grounds …

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B’nai Brith Canada Honours the Stockholm Declaration Principles

January 19, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – Today, B’nai Brith Canada honours the principles enshrined in the 2000 Stockholm Declaration on the Holocaust – the foundational document of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Welcoming the adoption by IHRA members of a special statement on the 20th anniversary of the Stockholm Declaration, B’nai Brith continues to emphasize the Declaration’s principles through its …

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Holocaust Survivor Emphasizes Faith and Love at Toronto High School

Jan. 15, 2018 By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – It’s a simple message: No matter how bleak or even inhumane your surroundings are, one must have faith in the existence and presence of good people and love will overcome. This was the message of Holocaust survivor Faigie Schmidt Libman, who spoke to a Grade …

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B’nai Brith Canada Launches Free Holocaust Education Program for High Schools

Jan. 12, 2018 By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada Building on its history as a Holocaust education leader, B’nai Brith Canada has launched a free Holocaust education program, connecting survivors with high-school students across Canada. Recently, survivor Irene Kurtz  spoke to more than 300 students and faculty members at Middlefield Collegiate Institute in Markham, Ont. The …

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B’nai Brith Canada Brings Holocaust Survivor to Speak to Ontario Students

Nov. 16, 2017 By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada  Middlefield Collegiate Institute in Markham today is a long ways away from the Warsaw Ghetto and Madjanek concentration camp of World War II. But on the morning of Tuesday Nov. 14, 2017, these two worlds came together as more than 300 students from the Ontario …

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Holocaust Remembrance in Canada: Where Do We Go From Here?

Please join us for a community consultation on Holocaust remembrance and education on February 16, 2017, at Beth Emeth Synagogue in Toronto. This is your opportunity to help B’nai Brith set its agenda on Holocaust education in Canada. We look forward to hearing the community’s input at this very important gathering.  February 07, 2017 at 7pm …

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NDP candidate Alex Johnstone promises to learn more about Holocaust – B’nai Brith Canada

NDP candidate Alex Johnstone promises to learn more about Holocaust The NDP candidate who reportedly told a newspaper this week that she hadn’t heard of the Auschwitz concentration camp is reaching out to local and national Jewish leaders. Alex Johnstone, NDP candidate for Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas, is reaching out to rabbis, community leaders and the president of …

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