Learn about their personal experiences.
Before all Memory is Lost
Women’s Voices from the Holocaust
A one of a kind collection of prose, poetry and diary excerpts from women Canadian Holocaust survivors.
An introduction to the Holocaust.
Learn more about our free resources, including books, education programs and lesson plans, the digital platform Re:Collection and short films.
The memoirs – published in English and French under the imprint of The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs – are distributed free of charge to educational institutions across Canada, and are for sale at bookstores. E-book versions are now available.
The program is guided by the conviction that such stories play an important role in education about tolerance and diversity.
ACPI Congress in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The Azrieli Foundation will be in Winnipeg for the 2018 Association canadienne des professionnels de l’immersion congress.
“Hidden Children, Identity and the Holocaust: How to Teach a Unit of Study on the Holocaust Using the Stories of Hidden Children”
British Columbia Social Studies Teachers Association Annual Professional Development Conference.
“Memoir as a Genre of Canadian Holocaust Literature: Reflections from the Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program.”
Delve deeper into the lives of the survivors through rare interview footage, memoir excerpts, photographs, artifacts and an interactive timeline and map in our new digital platform.
About This Site
The Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program was established by the Azrieli Foundation in 2005 to collect, preserve and share the memoirs and diaries written by survivors of the twentieth-century Nazi genocide of the Jews of Europe who later made their way to Canada.
More than half a century later, the diversity of stories allows readers to put a face on what was lost, and to grasp the enormity of what happened to six million Jews – one story at a time.