Kleinmann Family Foundation

Eleventh Annual Cégep
Holocaust Symposium
March 29 - April 2, 2004

Vanier College is proud to offer the following schedule of speakers, films and events for the week of March 29- April 2, 2004.

This year's theme explores aspects of youth - how the Holocaust robbed people of their youth, how young people then responded to persecution, threats and adversity, and how young people today see their future in the light of their education in the lessons of the past.

Please note: Any teacher who wishes to bring their class to any of these events should contact Neil Caplan by email or by telephone at ext. 7152 to ascertain whether sufficient seating exists or can be arranged.



View our pictorial website
"Images of Children and the Holocaust"

Warning: Disturbing subject matter.


      

Discover the role that Georges P. Vanier,
namesake of this college, played in the
Holocaust.
Read the whole story.



Visit Peter Kleinmann's page from The Canadian Jewish Virtual Museum and Archives website. It is both a memoir and a resource for the Kleinmann Family Foundation's Holocaust Symposium.


The Symposium organizers are grateful for the generous support of:
The Kleinmann Family Foundation, The Vanier College Teachers' Association, the Faculty of
Social Science, Commerce, Arts and Letters, the Faculty of Science and General Studies,
the Peter D. Kleinmann Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Vanier College Students' Association.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Monday, March 29, 2004

8:00 – 9:30 am
Sylvie Braitman, "My Father’s Journey"
B223 Amphitheatre
See her website

10:00 – 11:30 am
Yasuhiro Tae, "Holocaust Education in Japan"
A337
Yasuhiro Tae is Chairman of the English Department, Kagoshima University, Japan.
He is affiliated with the Japanese Holocaust Education Center. See their website.

2:00 – 3:30 pm
Sylvie Braitman, "Music in the Fortress"
B223 Amphitheatre
See her website

4:00 - 5:30 PM
Yasuhiro Tae, "Holocaust Education in Japan"
N562
Yasuhiro Tae is Chairman of the English Department, Kagoshima University, Japan.
He is affiliated with the Japanese Holocaust Education Center. See their website.


Tuesday, March 30, 2004

8:00 - 9:30 am
Irene Roth, Hungarian child survivor
N522

8:00 9:30 am
Sylvie Braitman, "Music in the Fortress"
N429

See her website

10:00 – 11:30 am
Matthieu Sossoyan, "The Swastika: Origins, Evolution, and Appropriation of a Symbol"
D542

10:00 – 12:00 noon
Ann Kazimirski, "Remembering Little Moisheleh"
N326

Profile of Ann Kazimirski
Book she wrote, "Witness to Horror"

11:30 am – 1:00 PM
Ross Robins, "German Justice Shamed: The role of the justice system in Nazi Germany in implementing the Nuremberg Racial Laws"

Read an English translation of these laws

N431
Me Ross Robins teaches at Concordia University and is a lawyer practicing with the firm, Kounadis Perreault

1:00 – 2:30 PM
"Future Directions in Holocaust Education; Perspective of the Youth"
B223 Amphitheatre
Panel discussion with Tamar Darmon, Yael Hartman, David Nachfolger, Yasuhiro Tae
Tamar Darmon is with the Israeli Mission to the European Union, Brussels.
Yael Hartman is a Sauvé Institute Scholar.
Read an article on Yael.
David Nachfolger is a Faculty of Law Student, McGill University. Read an article on David.
Yasuhiro Tae is Chairman of the English Department, Kagoshima University, Japan.


Wednesday, March 31, 2004

8:00 9:30 am
Sylvie Braitman,
"My Father’s Journey"
N531

See her website

12:00 noon – 1:20 PM
Anna and Barbara Zaryn, "Survival in Auschwitz and A Discovered Identity"
B223 Amphitheatre


Thursday, April 1, 2004

8:00 – 9:30 am
Ray Shankman, "Sensitivity to all Beings"
A329

8:00-9:30 am
Shoshanna Stern, "A Life Shaped By Exile"
N568

10:00 – 11:30 am
Matthieu Sossoyan, "The Swastika: Origins, Evolution, and Appropriation of a Symbol"
B502

11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Movie: "The Pianist" (148 min)
Catch Adrien Brody's Oscar-winning performance in this moving film by noted director Roman Polanski.

Auditorium (A103)

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Movie: "The Pianist" (148 min)
Catch Adrien Brody's Oscar-winning performance in this moving film by noted director Roman Polanski.
Auditorium (A103)


Friday, April 2, 2004

8:00 – 9:30 am
Ray Shankman, "Sensitivity to all Beings"
N429

10:00 – 11:30 am
Anna and Barbara Zaryn, "Survival in Auschwitz and A Discovered Identity"
C305

10:00 am – 1:00 PM
"Future Directions in Holocaust Education; Perspective of the Youth"
N375
Panel discussion with Tamar Darmon, Yael Hartman, David Nachfolger, Yasuhiro Tae
Tamar Darmon is with the Israeli Mission to the European Union, Brussels.
Yael Hartman is a Sauvé Institute Scholar. Read an article on Yael.
David Nachfolger is a Faculty of Law Student, McGill University.
Read an article on David.
Yasuhiro Tae is Chairman of the English Department, Kagoshima University, Japan.

1:00 – 2:30 PM
Sevak Manjikian,
"The Anatomy of Genocide
"
B223 Amphitheatre


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