We would like to invite you to bring your students to a presentation at our Holocaust Education Centre. The two-hour presentation begins with an academic overview of the events leading up the Holocaust. A local survivor presents his or her story to the students during the second hour, followed by a question and answer period. These presentations are offered for grades six to 12 and are tailored to the age group. The academic presenters try to gear their presentation to the students' prior knowledge of the subject.
Our presentations are designed to enrich the curriculum and to offer students opportunities and materials for reflection, discussion and further research into a range of issues. Our intention is to raise awareness and understanding of the history of the Holocaust as a universal human rights issue. We address the fact that society continues to witness genocide due to continuing racism and hatred and that we must all be vigilant in opposing racism, antisemitism and other forms of bigotry.
The Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre is located at the Asper Jewish Community Campus. Visitors enter by walking through a replica of the boxcar doors which sealed the fate of so many of those transported to the death camps during the Holocaust. The Centre's exhibits consist of artefacts donated by Manitoba Holocaust survivors and their families. Text panels further outline the history of the Holocaust.
There is no charge for these presentations; however, donations would be gratefully appreciated as they help us pay for our overhead costs and ensure that we are able to continue our programming. Tax receipts are available.