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Holocaust Remembrance Day 2024

Monday, May 6, 2024
5:30 to 6:45 p.m. E.T.
Virtual Program

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The event is free.

Note: this program will be conducted entirely in English.

Please join us as we partner with the Law Society of Ontario, and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) for he annual Holocaust Remembrance Day program: Reflections on the Nuremberg Trials.

Nuremberg, a city located in southern Germany, held great significance during the Nazi Germany era. Annual Nazi propaganda events, known as the Nuremberg rallies, took place in the city. It is also infamously known for giving its name to the Nazi racial laws, which revoked German citizenship for all Jews and other non-Aryans.

Nuremberg was also the site of post-World War II trials, which operated between 1945 and 1946 under the administration of the International Military Tribunal (IMT), established by the Allies. The surviving leaders of Nazi Germany were tried for crimes committed during World War II, including the Holocaust. Trials of former Nazis continued outside of Nuremberg, including the 1962 trial of Adolf Eichmann in Israel and the more recent trial of Oskar Groening, in Germany in 2015.

This year’s program will feature a short documentary on Benjamin Ferencz (1920-2023), the last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials.

The audience will also have an opportunity to learn more about the Toronto Holocaust Museum, created by the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation of Greater Toronto. Launched in 2023, the museum is a space for education and dialogue about this vital history and its ongoing relevance. The Museum serves as a powerful and growing force against antisemitism, bigotry, and hatred in all its forms. The museum is located at the UJA’s Sherman Campus in North York.

Featured speakers:

  • Jacqueline Horvat, Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario
  • Nanette Rosen, Chair, Legal Task Force, Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA)
  • Richard Robertson, Director, Research and Advocacy, B’nai Brith Canada
  • Dara Solomon, Executive Director, Toronto Holocaust Museum
  • Abraham Silverman, Holocaust survivor
  • Rebecca Wittmann, Associate Professor of History, University of Toronto, and author, Beyond Justice: The Auschwitz Trial, Harvard University Press: 2012

This program has been accredited for 1 hour and 15 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content.

This program is being organized by the Law Society of Ontario, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), and B’nai Brith Canada.

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Programme du Jour commémoratif de l’Holocauste 2022

Lundi 6 Mai 2024
17 h 30 – 18 h 45
Programme virtuel

L’évènement est gratuit. Un lien vers la webémission sera envoyé avant la date du programme.

Remarque : ce programme se déroulera en anglais.

 

 

 

 

Date

May 06 2024
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Time

5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

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