The Holocaust in Six Dates - Adult Speaker Series

Date: Sep 25, 2017 19:00:00

Title: The Holocaust in Six Dates

Date: Monday September 25, 2017

Time:  7-9pm


Speaker: Cornelia, Strickler, Education Coordinator, Montreal Holocaust Museum

Bio: Cornélia Strickler holds a Master’s Degree in History and is the Montreal Holocaust Museum’s Education Coordinator. She has also held different positions at the Museum since 2009, from conducting guided tours to curating the museum’s oral history collection and developing digital resources such as online exhibits on the Holocaust and other genocides. She is currently responsible for creating pedagogical activities in close partnership with teachers, which are based on the Museum’s collections. She took part in several national and international conferences on oral history and Holocaust education. She is the co-author of Stories of Holocaust survivors as an Educational Tool and Teachers’ use of Montreal Holocaust Museum’s pedagogical material aiming at primary school students’ engagement through human stories. 

Description:  Over nine million Jews lived in Europe before the Second World War.  From 1933 to 1945, they were persecuted and six million of them were systematically murdered.  The destruction of Europe’s Jewish communities created an unprecedented shock whose consequences were felt even in Canada.  Our September Adult Speaker Series will explore this series of events including testimony videos drawn from the Montreal Holocaust Museum’s exceptional collection.  This presentation along with the video testimonials will allow participants to grasp the magnitude of impact that Nazi measure had on the Jews, while also discovering the courageous acts of resistance through the fascinating personal experiences of survivors.