Holocaust Remembrance Day

B’nai Brith Urges Poland to Reconsider Controversial Holocaust Bill

Jan. 29, 2018 By Daniel Koren Media Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is strongly urging the Government of Poland to reconsider adopting proposed legislation that would outlaw blaming the country for any crimes committed during the Holocaust. The legislation, passed as a bill on the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, suggests …

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B’nai Brith Partners with Law Society of Upper Canada for First-Rate Holocaust Remembrance Event

April 26, 2017 By Aidan Fishman Campus Advocacy Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada joined the Law Society of Upper Canada in presenting its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Program Tuesday night at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. This year’s theme was Holocaust denial and the efficacy of Canada’s hate speech regulations. It was a first-rate event. Opening remarks were delivered by Julian Falconer, a bencher …

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B’nai Brith Hosts YomHaShoah Ceremonies Across Canada

April 25, 2017 By Jaimie Goldstein B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Yesterday, on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), B’nai Brith Canada paid tribute to the six million Jews, as well as countless others, who were robbed of their lives by the Nazi regime. To commemorate those who perished, B’nai Brith held ceremonies across Canada where politicians, …

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B’nai Brith Honours Jewish Man Who Saved Hundreds from Nazi Persecution

VANCOUVER – Last week, B’nai Brith World Centre – Jerusalem and B’nai Brith Canada bestowed the Jewish Rescuers Citation to Dora Aftergood, 94, in honour of her father Dr. Assaf Atchildi, who put his own life at risk to ensure the survival of over 300 Jews in Nazi-occupied France.  The Citation is a project initiated in …

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On Yom HaShoah, Join B’nai Brith Canada in Honouring and Remembering Our Fallen

By Daniel Koren Media Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada April 23, 2017 TORONTO – Today, on the eve of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), B’nai Brith Canada pays tribute to the six million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as the Romani, disabled, members of the LGBTQ + community, and countless others who lost …

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Unto Every Person There is a Name – Winnipeg Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

In honour of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, B’nai Brith Canada’s League for Human Rights, Midwest Region, presents the reading of the names of Holocaust victims at the Manitoba Legislative Building on April 24, 2017. By personalizing the individual tragedy of its victims and survivors, this program seeks to defy the dangerous trends of indifference …

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Canadian Jewry Marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Canadian Jewry Marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day Today marks the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in 1945, and has been designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2005, the United Nations has designated January 27 as a day of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust, including six million Jews, …

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