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Interviews conducted in Canada

4,094

(includes testimonies in the process of being integrated into the Visual History Archive)

Educational Programming

  • 2014: Development of a French language IWitness program with the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre that will include a number of Canadian French language testimonies and be available in both French and English.
  • 2013: Days of Learning in Toronto.

  • 2013: Presentation for teachers, principals, survivors, general public at The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre.

  • 2013: The Human Story: The juxtaposition of Oral history and Technology-Presentation for teachers, general public, and decision makers at Concordia University.

  • 2013: USC Shoah Foundation collaborates with the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre -- UJA Federation of Greater Toronto to:

    • Develop an IWitness activity to be piloted with a local teacher in an Ontario classroom

    • Explore the idea of incorporating IWitness into teacher education programs

    • Roll out the IWitness program to schools across Ontario

    • Establish Canadian IWitness Centre of Excellence within Neuberger

  • 2012: Presentations in November as part of Holocaust Education Week (4 presentations, one workshop with teachers).

  • Where the Past and Present Meet:  The Intersections of Historical and Digital Literacy

  • Queerying Voices from the Holocaust

  • Dark Lords, Death Eaters, and Other Images of Evil - Reading the Holocaust in Harry Potter

  • 2012: Presentations in May on IWitness to students and teachers in Calgary, Alberta and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Additional work in Canada

  • 2016: Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada features New Dimensions in Testimony exhibition
  • 2014-15: As part of its Preserving the Legacy Initiative, the Institute begins preserving and digitizing 1,250 Holocaust testimonies taken by several Canadian institutions with an eye toward integrating the oral-history interviews into the Visual History Archive. Amassing the bulk of the audiovisual recordings were the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto.  Other contributors include McGill University, Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives, the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University, Ottawa Jewish Archives, Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre, Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta, and the Calgary Jewish Federation.

  • 2013: In conjunction with the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, development of an IWitness activity to be piloted with a local teacher in an Ontario classroom, exploration of incorporating IWitness into teacher education programs, rolling out the IWitness program to schools across Ontario and establishment of Canadian IWitness Centre of Excellence within Neuberger.