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Reflections on Teaching the Holocaust

In this blog post, the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program manager of education initiatives, Marc-Olivier Cloutier, asks Stephanie Kessler, an English and history teacher at Collège Reine-Marie in Montreal, about her experiences teaching the Holocaust. Kessler brings Holocaust education into the curriculum year after year, using many of the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program resources.

Too Many Goodbyes: The Diaries Of Susan Garfield

Read an excerpt of Susan Garfield's memoir, “Too Many Goodbyes: The Diaries of Susan Garfield”

Confronting Devastation: Memoirs of Holocaust Survivors from Hungary

From idyllic pre-war life to forced labour battalions, ghettos and camps, and persecution and hiding in Budapest, the authors ref...

The High Holidays Engraved in Memory

Holidays for Love and Family: For Elsa Thon, the High Holidays remind her of the first time her parents met in 1913. In her memoi...

In Search of Light

The Abel family after the war. From left to right: Martha's sister, Eta, her mother, Sari, her father, Ödön, and Martha. Cluj, Rom...

Always Remember Who You Are

Anita with her parents, Edzia and Fisko. Synowódzko Wyżne, Poland, 1937. Miraculous Escape We didn’t know where my mother had bee...

Stories of Pesach: Holocaust Survivors Remember

Pesach, or Passover in English, often figures prominently in the stories of authors who survived the Holocaust as children. Introd...