What We Learned From Elie Wiesel
A conversation with Dr. Robert Krell, child Holocaust survivor and psychiatrist specializing in treating trauma in Holocaust survivor families, and Howard Reich, author of 'The Art of Inventing Hope: Intimate Conversations with Elie Wiesel." Moderated by Marilyn Sinclair, Founder of Liberation75.
BEYOND ALL MEMORIES:
The Semer Ensemble and the Rescued Treasure of Jewish Musical Life in Nazi Berlin
On November 9 to November 10, 1938, Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses and killed close to 100 Jews. In the aftermath of Kristallnacht, some 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to Nazi concentration camps. This program presents a film screening and discussion about a treasury of Jewish music destroyed during Kristallnacht that was almost forgotten – but miraculously found!
Laila Biali, Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist, and CBC Music national radio host
Dr. Alan Bern, Director of Semer Ensemble
Dr. Rainer Lotz, Music historian and discographer
Sasha Lurje, Singer in Semer Ensemble
H.E. Emily Haber, German Ambassador to the USA
H.E. Sabine Sparwasser, German Ambassador to Canada
Ben Wittman, Percussionist, composer, and producer
ANTISEMITISM YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW:
My Generation and Yours
Two years ago, the Jewish world was rocked by the heinous shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
We joined together with the Pittsburgh Jewish community on this terrible anniversary to premiere an important new film and discuss the legacy of antisemitism through 3 generations.
Maggie Feinstein, Director for the Pittsburgh Resiliency Centre
Marcy Gringlas, Co-Founder & President of Seed the Dream Foundation
Dr. Tsipy Gur, Founder & Executive Director of Classrooms Without Borders
Michaela Kuchler, German Ambassador & Chair for IHRA
Judah Samet, Holocaust Survivor & member of Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh (featured in the film)
Matthew & Dylan Shoychet, award-winning filmmakers
Marilyn Sinclair, Founder of Liberation75
Viviane Titlebaum, Belgian politician (featured in the film)
Mark Weitzman, Director, Government Affairs, Simon Wiesenthal Centre & Chair, Committee on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial, IHRA
RELEVANCE & SUSTAINABILITY:
The Future of Holocaust Museums
Paul Salmons, Curator & Education Consultant
Dr. Michael Berenbaum, Conceptual Development of Museums and Historical Films
Dr. Piotr Cywinski, Museum Director at Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
Alice Herscovitch, Consultant in Donor and Government Relations, Montreal Holocaust Museum
Zev Lanton, Director of International Relations at the Museum of Eternal Faith & Resilience
Dr. Edna Frieberg, Senior Program Curator at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Tali Nates, Founder & Director of Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre
Dr. Eyal Kaminka, Director of International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem
AJR BOOK CLUB
With Deborah Levison, 2G award-winning author, and Marilyn Sinclair, founder of Liberation75
Levison’s debut book, The Crate: A Story of War, a Murder, and Justice, is a true crime story with echoes of the Holocaust. It has received seven literary awards.
New York Times bestselling authors Lee Child called The Crate “impressive and important,” and James Rollins said it was a “gut punch with such harrowing moments that you have to stop and take a breath.” Other reviewers have called it “gorgeous and poetic,” “heart-wrenching,” and “a brilliant story.”
How the 3rd Generation Tells the Stories of the Holocaust
From around the world, the next generation demonstrates and discusses how they are carrying the memory of the Holocaust into the future.