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.
Student Program with Nate Leipciger
Holocaust survivor and author Nate Leipciger and Residential School survivor Theodore Fontaine will speak to 100 high school students in Winnipeg.
Teaching History with Life Stories: Integrating Memoir and Testimony from the Holocaust and Canada’s Indian Residential Schools into Your Classroom
This afternoon workshop will be facilitated by staff from The Azrieli Foundation and Facing History and Ourselves and is offered in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.
THE POWER OF MEMOIR AND STORYTELLING: What Can We Learn from the Trauma of the Past?
Join us as we explore how to build cross-cultural solidarity through the power of survivor testimony.
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.