Bearing Witness through the Voices of our Survivors

 

 

Educators and Students

 

Links to online resources for eductors and students

The Freeman Family Holocaust Education Centre proposes an annual essay competition on the subject of the Shoah and/or Human rights. There is a monetary prize for the winner.

For information on the Mina Rosner Essay Contest, click here

New! Mina Rosner's book, I Am a Witness in pdf

Presentations in the Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre

Click here for detailed information on presentations in the Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre led by educators and Holocaust survivors. Online registration now available!

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure offers a series of excellent online courses. Please see their site here.



Click here to download a PDF of the 2017 Symposium Guide.

Excellent NEW online resources for educators:

International Holocaust Remembrance Resource Guide

The IHRA Resources Guide provides quick links to IHRA tools and information in the fields of Holocaust education, remembrance and research. Translations into French and several other languages enable these tools to be used in countries around the world.

New: Using Social Media in Holocaust Education https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/sites/default/files/social_media_in_holocaust_education.pdf

The Holocaust and Other Genocides (with links to versions in many  languages).

https://holocaustremembrance.com/holocaust-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

The Fate of European Roma and Sinti During the Holocaust

Includes an excellent manual for teachers.

 

New: Forbidden Music Regained: The Leo Smit Foundation has launched a new English language website, "Forbidden Music Regained" which offers access to a searchable database with 35 biographies and nearly 1900 works and audio samples by composters who lived and worked in the Netherlands and were persecuted in World War II. https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/media-room/news-archive/forbidden-music-regained

 

Cari Slayen is our 2016 Mina Rosner Human Rights Award Winner.

We are pleased to present CARI SLAYEN,, winner of the Mina Rosner Human Rights Award competition, a grade 12 student at the Gray Academy of Jewish Educaton. Her essay, entitled Unlearned Lessons, can be found here.

Left to right: Belle Jarniewski, Cecil Rosner, Cari Slayen

 



Recollection

An extraordinary new tool from the Azrieli Foundation!


Elliot Kimelman Our 2015 Mina Rosner Human Rights Award Winner


We are pleased to present Elliot Kimelman, winner of the Mina Rosner Human Rights Award competition, below, pictured with Cecil Rosner, son of the late Mina Rosner. and Belle Jarniewski Elliot iscurrently a grade 12 student at the Gray Academy of Jewish Educaton. His essay, entitled How Events and Lessons of the Shoah are Relevent to Present-Day Life,can be found here.

 

 

 

 

NEW!

1914  -  CENTENNIAL  - 1918

THE WORLD REMEMBERS

 

A project of Remembrance and Reconciliation.

In 2014 starting October 20th until November 11th, the 292,207 names of those killed in 1914 from Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Belgium, Turkey, the British Indian Army, Ireland and the Czech Republic will be displayed. The names display commences each evening at 8.30 and pauses at dawn the following day.

In each of the WWI Centenary years, the names of those killed will be witnessed in the 100th year after their deaths.

To view the 2014 names display go to http://www.theworldremembers.org/view-the-names

For more information about the project or to find exact night, hour and minute that any name will appear go to www.theworldremembers.ca

Memory is part of what makes us human.

 

Missy Minuk- Our 2014 Mina Rosner Human Rights Award Winner.

We are pleased to presen Missy Minuk,t the 2014 winner of the Mina Rosner Human Rights Award competition, below, pictured with Cecil Rosner, son of the late Mina Rosner. Missy iscurrently a grade 12 student at the Gray Academy of Jewish Educaton. Missy's essay, entitled The Barrier of Life, can be found here

Rafi Hoult- our 2013 Mina Rosner Human Rights Award Winner

We are pleased to announce that Rafi Hoult, presently a grade 12 student at the Gray  Academy of Jewish Education is the 2013 recipient of the Mina Rosner Human Rights Award for his essay, Forged Anew. For more information on Mina Rosner and on the essay rules, please see for details.

Click here to view Rafi's essay.

Left to right: Cecil Rosner Rafi Hoult, and Belle Jarniewski

 

Drew McGillawee wins 2012 Mina Rosner Human Rights Award
Cecil Rosner and Drew McGillawee

Left to right: Cecil Rosner and Drew McGillawee


The Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre of the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada is pleased to announce that Drew McGillawee, a grade 12 student at the Gray Academy of Winnipeg is the 2012 recipient of the Mina Rosner Human Rights Award for his essay, Never Forget-It is Our Duty. The late Mina Rosner was born in Buchach, now in the Ukraine. During the Holocaust she witnessed her friends, family and community ruthlessly exterminated by the Nazis. The sole survivor of her family, she moved to Winnipeg in 1948. More...
Click here for contest rules
Click here to read Drew's essay. (PDF)
Photo courtesy of The Jewish Post and News.

 


Cecil Rosner, Erin Minuk holding Mina Rosner's book, "I am a Witness" and Belle Millo.
Left to right: Cecil Rosner, Erin Minuk holding Mina Rosner's book, "I am a Witness" and Belle Jarniewski Millo.
  Erin Minuk wins Mina Rosner Human Rights Award

The Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre of the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada is pleased to announce that Erin Minuk, a grade 12 student at the Gray Academy of Winnipeg is the 2011 recipient of the Mina Rosner Human Rights Award for her essay, Lighting the Match Within. The late Mina Rosner was born in Buchach, now in the Ukraine. During the Holocaust she witnessed her friends, family and community ruthlessly exterminated by the Nazis. The sole survivor of her family, she moved to Winnipeg in 1948. More...

Click here to read Erin's essay. (PDF)

Photo courtesy of The Jewish Post and News.




Click here  for detailed information on presentations in the Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre led by educators and Holocaust survivors. Online registration now available!


Click here to download the Symposium Guide. (PDF, 38.7 MB)

Click here for details on the Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Outreach Program. (PDF)