April 06

Holocaust Education on Holocaust Remembrance Day Yom HaShoah:Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day is on Thursday, April 8, 2021

Holocaust Education on Holocaust Remembrance Day Yom HaShoah: 
What: Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day is on Thursday, April 8, 2021. A recent study conducted by the Azrieli Foundation found that only 37% of Canadian teachers feel very confident teaching about the Holocaust, versus 50% that are somewhat/not very confident, and 11% who are not at all confident. Additionally, 52% of teachers generally have between 0-3 hours to teach this topic in full. Coupled with these alarming findings are results from a 2018 survey, which discovered that 22% of Canadian millennials (ages 18-34) haven’t heard or are not sure if they have heard of the Holocaust. The Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program provides educators with engaging free resources, memoirs and lesson plans to broaden the scope of their current Holocaust education.
 When:April 6, 2021 to April 8, 2021 (Yom HaShoah)
 Where:Virtual (Zoom, Skype, etc.)
 Who:Jody Spiegel, Director, Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program
 Additional Information: The Azrieli Foundation established the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program in 2005. The program has collected, preserved and published 116 memoirs and diaries written by survivors of the twentieth-century Nazi genocide of the Jews of Europe who later made their way to Canada. Canadian educators can access and order at no cost any of the organization’s published memoirs, lesson plans and resources by visiting https://memoirs.azrielifoundation.org/education/memoirs/. Memoir titles are also available for purchase to the general public by visiting https://memoirs.azrielifoundation.org/titles/.  Azrieli Memoirs Program Director Jody Spiegel about:The recent shocking Holocaust education study (more info here).The importance of Yom Hashoah and the remembrance of the Holocaust.The rise of anti-semitism in Canada.The release of new Holocaust memoir and teaching tool, At Great Risk: Memoirs of Rescue during the Holocaustby Fishel Goldig, David Korn, Eva Lang.
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For over 30 years, the Azrieli Foundation has funded institutions as well as operated programs in Canada and in Israel. It invests in multiple priority areas, with the common thread of education running throughout its funding. The Foundation supports Holocaust education, scientific and medical research, higher education, youth empowerment and school perseverance, music and the arts, architecture and quality of life initiatives for people with developmental disabilities. www.azrielifoundation.org
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