The Zelikovitz Centre is proud of this work, produced in collaboration with the CHES team between 2015-2020.
Below is a listing of all Zelikovitz Centre events that occurred in 2016.
December 12, 2016: ZC Research Open House
November 24, 2016: 2016 Teachers’ Workshop
November 20, 2016: Jewish Ottawa’s Limmund Festival 2016
November 16, 2016: Launch of Ottawa Survivor Testimonies
November 13, 2016: A One Man Show About Chine Sugihara
November 9, 2016: An Evening to Commemorate the 78th Anniversary of Kristallnacht
November 8, 2016: POLIN Museum Reconnecting with a Great Forgotten Past – Professor Dariusz Stola
November 4, 2016: The MS St. Louis and its Voyage – Dr. Diane Afoumado
November 3, 2016: Holocaust Education Month 2016 Symposium
Research Open House
Date: December 12, 2016
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: Richcraft Hall, 1401R-C, Carleton University
Please join us for Sufganiyot (kosher Israeli style donuts) and coffee at a research open house at the Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies.
Meet with colleagues and graduate students working in the areas of Jewish Studies across the University. Speak to the ZC team about how we can support your research!
2016 Teachers’ Workshop
Date: November 24, 2016
Time: 4:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: Temple Israel, 1301 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
Registration required. Light dinner included. Free parking.
For more information, please view the official program.
To mark the 80th anniversary of the Nuremberg laws and the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials, this workshop was specifically designed for high school teachers and will focus on: “The Nuremberg of Hate and the Nuremberg of Justice”. What have we learned? What can we do?
Keynote address: Prof. Irwin Cotler, Emeritus Professor of Law at McGill University, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and a former Member of Parliament. Cotler is an international human rights lawyer and is the current Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights in Montreal.
Prof. Cotler will discuss the conditions under which genocide can occur including state sanctioned incitement to hatred and the indifference of bystanders.
Following a dinner break teachers will participate in 3 stimulating rotations: The Nuremberg Hate Laws, the Nuremberg Trials, and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The evening will conclude with the discussion “What Have We Learned? What Can We Do?
Teachers will leave the workshop with hands-on ideas and educational material to use with their students. A certificate of completion will be provided.
HEM Program of Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) in cooperation with Temple Israel, Raul Wallenberg Centre for Human Right and the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies, Carleton University.
Jewish Ottawa’s Limmund Festival 2016
Date: November 20, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: SJCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa
Cost: Free, but reservation required
Launch of Ottawa Survivor Testimonies
Date: November 16, 2016
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Senate Room, 608 Robertson Hall, Carleton University
By invitation only
RSVP: Kindly RSVP to Sarah Ripley Phulesar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-520-2600 ext.1699
The Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship would like to invite you and guest(s) to attend a special screening of The Ottawa Holocaust Survivors’ Testimony Project.
Thanks to donors like you, we have now completed the first phase of the project, documenting testimonies of ten Ottawa Holocaust survivors. These oral histories will serve as historical resources that will allow future generations of students, researchers, teachers, and others to hear and see the people who experienced and witnessed the genocidal policies and crimes of the Nazis and their collaborators.
Parking available in Lot P9. Please see campus parking map here for details.
A One Man Show About Chine Sugihara
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Location: Kailash Mital Theatre, Southam Hall, Carleton University
Cost: Free (open to the public)
Actor Mr. Shingo Misawa in the play The Decision: Visa of Life (Sempo Sugihara Story) will tell the true story of Chiune “Sempo” Sugihara (1900-1986). Sugihara was a Japanese diplomat, serving as Vice-Consul of Japan in Kaunas, Lithuania at the outbreak of World War II. Caught between the Nazis and the Soviets, Jewish refugees from Poland and Jewish Lithuanians were desperately seeking ways to leave the country. They came to Sugihara looking for help. Risking his career and his own safety, Sugihara made the decision to issue transit visas which saved over 6,000 lives. In 1985, Israel named him among ‘The Righteous Among the Nations’ for his actions. A presentation by a child of survivors who were saved by Sugihara will follow the play.
HEM Program of the Japanese embassy in cooperation with the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) and the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies Carleton University.
An Evening to Commemorate the 78th Anniversary of Kristallnacht
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kehillat Beth Israel, 1400 Coldrey Ave, Ottawa
Ottawa Jewish Bulletin: Lecture by esteemed scholar Michael Marrus to launch Holocaust Education Month
Keynote address Lessons of the Holocaust – A Historian’s Reflections by Michael R. Marrus. Today the Holocaust is understood to be not only one of the defining moments of the twentieth century but also a touchstone in a quest for directions on how to avoid such catastrophes. In Lessons of the Holocaust, the distinguished historian Michael R. Marrus challenges the notion that there are definitive lessons to be deduced from the destruction of European Jewry. Instead, drawing on decades of studying, writing about, and teaching the Holocaust, he shows how the “lessons” of the holocaust are constantly challenged, debated, altered, and reinterpreted. Prof. Marrus is Senior Fellow of Massey College and the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies at the University of Toronto.
The Ari van Mansum Award recipient for excellence in Holocaust Education will also be announced.
Event MC: Laurence Wall of CBC Ottawa
HEM Program of Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) in cooperation with Kehillat Beth Israel, and Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies Carleton University.
Guest Lecture: Professor Dariusz Stola – “POLIN Museum Reconnecting with a Great Forgotten Past”
Date: November 8, 2016
Time: 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Location: Embassy of Poland (443 Daly Ave.)
Prof Dariusz Stola, the director of the POLON museum of History of Polish Jews, will speak about the unexpected revival of interest in Jewish history in Poland and how the museum responds to and strengthens this interest. He will present basic ideas the museum stands on, and how does it differ from other Polish and Jewish museums in Europe. POLIN has been awarded the title of the European Museum of the Year 2016, the most important museum award in Europe.
Lecture from Dr. Diane Afoumado: “The MS St. Louis and its Voyage”
Date: Friday, November 4, 2016
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Location: Paterson Hall, Room 433, Department of History, Carleton University
Dr. Diane Afoumado is the head of Tracing Services at the US Holocaust Museum, and a specialist on the MS St Louis. She will be sharing her research and findings on the ocean liner and its voyage. 907 Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany who were denied entry to Cuba, the USA and Canada in 1939 when they arrived. The ship was forced to return its passengers to four European countries. 254 of its passengers later perished in the Holocaust.
This Program is made possible by the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the United States Holocaust Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller”. Ottawa co-sponsors of this event are: EURUS, Carleton University, the Department of History, Carleton University, the French Embassy of Ottawa, the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES), and the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies.
Dr. Diane F. Afoumado is Chief of the Research and Reference Branch at the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Formerly Assistant Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Paris X-Nanterre and the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) in Paris, she worked for the two French Commissions related to compensation to Jewish victims. She also worked as a Historian for the Archival Division of the Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine – Mémorial de la Shoah.
She has extensively researched and written on the St. Louis tragedy and will be speaking on this. Unfortunately many of the same issues that faced the refugees then face today’s refugees.
Holocaust Education Month 2016 – 2nd Generation Symposium
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 4:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: Library and Archives Canada, Pellan Room (second floor), 395 Wellington St., Ottawa
Cost: Free event; Registration required
Ottawa Jewish Bulletin: How do we deal with our past?
Without living through the events of the Holocaust, 2nd Generation, the Descendants of Holocaust survivors, were affected by their parents’ experiences. Many find themselves searching for information their parents did not share. Behind the urge to research their family histories is the need for understanding and for knowledge of the missing links their families’ past. The Symposium includes exceptional speakers with a broad range of experiences who will examine topics of specific interest to the 2nd and 3rd Generation of Holocaust Survivors.
How to Research Your Parents’ History: Searching for Individuals in the International Tracing Service Collection at the Washington, DC United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). Dr. Diane Afoumado, Chief of the Research and Reference Branch, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Tracing Services.
Surviving Survival: Holocaust Survivors and their Integration into Canadian Communities. Dr. Paula Draper: Holocaust historian and Canadian interviewer for the Steven Spielberg Holocaust survivor video project.
Trauma and the 2nd Generation. Dr. Paula David, professor of gerontology and clinical practice at the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto.
Discussing the Holocaust with Children – Timeless Lessons for Today’s Generation and the Impact of her Parents’ Experiences on Her Life and Work. Kathy Clark: Local children’s author and a child of survivors.
Event MC: Dr. Deidre Butler, Director of the Zelikovitz Centre
HEM program: This Program is made possible by the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the United States Holocaust Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller, sponsored by Canadian Jewish Holocaust Survivors and descendants (CJHSD), the French embassy in Ottawa, the Council of the Jackob M. Lowy Collection, The Canada Israel Cultural Foundation, The Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies and the department of History at Carleton University.