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International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021

Jan 25, 2021 | Publications

Below is a listing of this year’s virtual commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day marking 76 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 // 6:30 PM (Eastern Time)

IHRA: anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial and distortion

On behalf of Library and Archives Canada and our event partners, we invite you to a virtual commemoration of this important day. This year’s virtual commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day focuses on the work of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), particularly its efforts to confront anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial and distortion. Click here for more information.

The event will be broadcasted on YouTube channels in English (with translation) and in French

January 27

The Essential Link 

The Essential Link is a 70-minute film shines light on the life of elusive German businessman and socialite Wilfird Israel, who was instrumental in the saving of tens of thousands of Jewish lives during the Holocaust. The film will be accessible to view from January 27 to February 3 here.

February  3 // 7:30 PM (Eastern Time) |

The Essential Link: Webinar with Filmmaker Yonatan Nir

Join the Israeli Consulate and Yonatan Nir in discussing his film “The Essential Link” for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Register  here. 

Wednesday  January 27 // 12 PM (Eastern Time)

Through a Lens: First footage of the Holocaust

Join Auschwitz historian Professor Robert Jan van Pelt and the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre as we explore the unique circumstances that produced film reel that would help shape public memory for decades and ask how these images can inform contemporary struggles for social justice. Click here details.

Wednesday  January // 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)

International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust 

What does the legacy of the Holocaust mean to you? Why is it important to remember the Holocaust? What has the world learned? On January 27, 2021, in honour of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, we want to hear your answers to these important questions during our virtual remembrance event.

Streaming on the Museum’s Facebook page

Wednesday,  January 27 // 7 PM (Mountain Time)

Antisemitism: 76 Years After the Holocaust

Join renowned professor and historian Deborah Lipstadt in honour of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Deborah was sued for libel by a Holocaust denier. Her story was depicted in the 2016 film “Denial“. Click here for details

Wednesday,  January 27 // 7 PM (Eastern Time)

Lost Memory, Forgotten Lessons? Holocaust Education & the challenge of Antisemitism today: A Panel & Discussion of the film “Glass Negatives

Hosted by Hillel Ottawa, Vered, Embassy of Israel in Canada, and the Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies at Carleton University.

Click here for more details. | Click here to register

Wednesday,  January 27 // 7 PM ENGLISH // 8:30 PM FRENCH (Atlantic Time)

The WWII Jewish Experience in Mauritius

A presentation on the role of Mauritius in the life-saving detainment of over 1,500 Jewish refugees from Europe during World War II with Dr. Rohini Bannerjee.  Click here for details.

Clikc on link to register for 7PM English or 8:30 PM French 

Wednesday,  January 27  // 7 PM (Pacific Time) 

The Bayit, in partnership with The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, Kehila Society of Richmond and Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver wish to formally invite you to the 2nd annual proclamation of Holocaust Remembrance Day in the City of Richmond, BC.

Please join us (virtually) as we welcome his Worship Mayor Malcolm Brodie as he proclaims January 27th, Holocaust Remembrance Day in the city of Richmond. 

Featuring Alex Buckman, Holocaust Survivor Speaker, Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre 

Register here 

Wednesday,  January 27 // 7PM (Central Time) 

Memories of the Warsaw Ghetto: International Holocaust Remembrance Day film screening and discussion

For International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 80th anniversary of the sealing of the Warsaw Ghetto, the Museum is proud to partner with the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada for a special online event. The program includes a screening of the 60‐minute film Memories of the Warsaw Ghetto, followed by an interactive discussion with Holocaust survivor Dr. Stefan Carter [Reicher]. Learn more

Wednesday,  January 27 // 7 PM (Eastern Time)

The Rescue Screening and Q&A

In collaboration with our Students’ Council and Jewish London, Huron’s Jewish Studies Program is proud to invite you to The Rescue, a film that tells the story of General Jose Castellanos, a Salvadoran diplomat during World War II who rescued thousands from the Holocaust. 

Watch the trailer  | Register here

Message from Kennedy Stewart, Mayor of Vancouver 

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