Holocaust Education Week 2011 Theme: Accountability
Press Release from : Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre
31st Annual Holocaust Education Week(HEW):November1-9,2011
Holocaust Education Week, November1-9,2011, an annual event produced by the Neuberger every November, presents diverse educational, cultural and community programs, culminating in a Kristallnacht commemoration. The largest Holocaust educational forum of its kind, the 31st Annual Holocaust Education Week features leading voices in Holocaust and Human Rights awareness at venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding region.
The theme for Holocaust Education Week 2011 is Accountability in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the trial of Adolf Eichmann and the 60th anniversary of the first Nuremberg Trials. Programs will not only reflect upon the dramatic historical event of the trials but their implications for public discourse and public memory of the Holocaust; justice versus accountability; personal and collective responsibility; and, accountability today - for human rights advocacy and genocide prevention.
Holocaust Education Week 2011 presents a vast array of programming in a variety of multi-disciplinary formats:
- scholars from international centres of excellence
- artists, authors and performers interpreting our theme
- partnerships with local and regional institutions of distinction
- programs in French, Hebrew, Yiddish and Russian
- presentations for young audiences
Our signature Personal Testimonies by Holocaust survivor speakers are an especially poignant opportunity to hear, firsthand, from those who urge future generations to be accountable for their actions.
About the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre:
Each year the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre engages over 80,000 students, educators and community members through a vast array of dynamic professional programs, events and services. These include: Holocaust Education Week - Educator Workshops -Preserving Holocaust survivor testimonies & artefacts - Exhibitions -Performances - Cultural Events - School Programs - Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning Program - Yom HaShoah V’Hagvurah - Raoul Wallenberg Day. The Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre:is located on Sherman Campus in the Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst Street, west of Bathurst between Sheppard and Finch Avenues.To visit the museum or book a tour for your class or group, contact Hannah Schwartz at 416-635-2883 x 5153 or firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit the website at holocaustcentre.com