HOLOCAUST FAMILIES:

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.”

MEMORY FORWARD:

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.  

Rachael Cerrotti (USA) - Rachael's podcast, We Share The Same Sky, documents her journey to weave together her family’s Holocaust history.

Ricki Gurwitz (Canada) - Ricki’s documentary, The Accountant of Auschwitz, follows the trial of a 94-year-old former German SS officer.

Dr. Liat Steir-Livny (Israel) - Liat's research focuses on the changing commemoration of the Holocaust in Israel from the 1940s until the present.

Moderated by Cayle White, 3GNY Board Member.

Introductions by Rafi Yablonsky & Raquel Binder.

ABOUT LIBERATION75 

Liberation75 is the world's largest international event to mark the 75th anniversary of liberation from the Holocaust.

Join thousands of others as we commit to fighting antisemitism and continuing Holocaust education and remembrance.

 

Liberation75 was originally planned for May 31-June 2, 2020 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Due to COVID-19, we will be announcing new dates for a virtual conference in the Spring of 2021. 

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