Collaboration is the theme of the 24th annual Holocaust Education Week, which runs Nov. 2 to 9.
“The theme of Collaboration is particularly poignant,” said Dr. Carson Phillips, acting director for the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, on Bathurst Street in North York.
“It offers numerous entry points for us to learn about the complexities of the Holocaust, as well as ethical decision making, values and personal agency.”
“Collaboration” serves as a prism for examining the breadth and depth of human and institutional responses to National Socialism and the events of the Holocaust.”
Programs address a range of experiences from those who purposely chose to collaborate with the Nazis to those who defied the Nazis and collaborated instead in resistance and rescue.
At the core of Holocaust Education Week are the personal accounts of survivors of the Holocaust featured in schools, libraries and venues across the GTA.
One of the largest educational forums of its kind, the week also features more than 150 free programs including exhibits, panel discussions, cultural performances and film screenings.
Each event is geared toward educating, inspiring and challenging Canadians to learn from the past and commit to building a better future.
The 2014 program guide is available for download at http://bit.ly/1zm5cBB
Complete listings and information at www.holocausteducationweek.com