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Thank you for attending Student Day. Recordings are now available in our Virtual Library.

Navigating Challenging Stories:
Exploring the Holocaust and Antisemitism in 2024

PRESENTING ORGANIZATIONS, AUTHORS & SPEAKERS: 

Andy Reti, Holocaust Survivor

Anne Frank House

Carrying Holocaust Testimony from Generation to Generation

Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES)

Classrooms without Borders

Corinne Promislow, Author and Educator

Echoes and Reflections

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Canada

Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre (JHGC)

JTeach

Kathy Kacer, Author

Montreal Holocaust Museum

Pinchas Gutter, Holocaust Survivor

Sameea Jimenez, Author

USC Shoah Foundation

Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center

Program

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Grades 4-6

Grades 7-9

Grades 10-12

9:00 - 10:00am

Heroes of the Holocaust: Celebrating well-known and not so well-known rescuers

Kathy Kacer

(Gr. 4-6)

Online Tour of the VR-Secret Annex in the Anne Frank House

Aaron Peterer

(Gr. 7-12) - Combined

10:00 - 11:00am

Life in Hiding Workshop

Antoine Simonato, Montréal Holocaust Museum

(Gr. 4-6)

The Story of Aharon Barak: A True Story of Hope, Survival, Strength and Resilience

Lori Gerson, Yad Vashem

(Gr. 7-9)

Why Didn't Antisemitism End with the Holocaust?

Jennifer Goss, Echoes and Reflections

(Gr. 10-12)

11:00 - 12:00pm

The Long Road to Justice: The Story of Simon Wiesenthal

Melissa Mikel, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Canada 

(Gr. 4-6)

Embracing Challenging Stories from the Holocaust: Without traumatizing or retraumatizing ourselves, and revictimizing victims and survivors

Mduduzi Ntuli, Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre (JHGC) 

(Gr. 7-9)

How One Thousand Years of Popular Media Led to Antisemitic Discrimination and Terror

Kate Lukaszewicz, Classrooms Without Borders

(Gr. 10-12)

12:00 - 1:00pm

What Does Hate Look Like?

Corinne Promislow & Sameea Jimenez

(Gr. 4-6)

What is Antisemitism? A Facilitated Student Activity

Jennifer Goss, Echoes and Reflections

(Gr. 7-9)

Resistance during the Holocaust

Antoine Simonato, Montreal Holocaust Museum

(Gr. 9-12)

1:00 - 2:00pm

Legacy - Exploring Family Stories

Raquel Diaz Serralta, USC Shoah Foundation

(Gr. 4-6)

Holocaust Story About the Survival of Myrna Sandler and her Incredible Rescuers told by Josh Gerstein

Josh Gerstein, Carrying Holocaust Testimony from Generation to Generation

(Gr. 7-9)

Ted's Story

Alyssa Novick, Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES)

(Gr. 10-12)

2:00 - 3:00pm

Discussion with Holocaust survivor, Andy Reti interviewed by Cindy Kozierok

(Gr. 4-6)

Discussion with Holocaust survivor, Pinchas Gutter, Interviewed by David Krygier-Baum

(Gr. 7-12) 

A New Generation of Witnesses

Rabbi Corey Margolese 

(Gr. 7-9)

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