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A Woman's Shoes

A story about shoes: It was Holocaust Education Week, 2019, and I accompanied Judy Cohen, the 91-year-old survivor whose memoir I was then immersed in — shifting passages, recasting sentences, checking dates and historical data — to a talk she was giving at York University.

Remembering Kristallnacht, Eighty Years Later

Remembering Kristallnacht through the Stories of Survivors Our authors testify to the rising persecutions that preceded Kristalln...

Preview: Flights of Spirit

Children working in an ORT carpentry workshop in the Kovno ghetto. Elly Gotz is in the centre. Syringes on a Tray The most dramati...

Dispatches from Winnipeg

Friday, April 27 Our team’s first stop was for a school presentation. With 120 middle and high school students in attendance, Le...

Remembrance Is the Secret to Redemption, and Other Lessons Learned at SXSW 2018

Every hour of the day during the week of March 12–18, the SXSW schedule was brimming with compelling sessions to attend. Every c...

Hidden Children, Identity and the Holocaust: Surviving in the Margin of the Catastrophe

We know that teachers want to provide in-depth and engaging units on the Holocaust but might be unsure where to begin. How do you ...

From Fragment to Whole

In late 2014, the Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program received an extremely important submission — a 250-page...