Bringing the Voices of Holocaust testimony in the Classroom

The Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program was established by the Azrieli Foundation in 2005 to collect, preserve and share the memoirs and diaries written by survivors of the Holocaust who came to Canada. To date we have published 122 stories and distributed over 450,000 copies nationwide.  Our educational mandate is to connect educators and students to the first-hand accounts of Holocaust survivors who immigrated to Canada after the war. This workshop will present an overview of our resources, including our memoirs, short films, Re:Collection (our digital teaching tool), and lesson plans, all of which are available in French and English and are free of charge for Canadian teachers and students. 

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11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

This session is full.


  • The Azrieli Foundation
    Marc-Olivier Cloutier

    Marc-Olivier Cloutier completed his M.A in Museum studies from Université of Montréal in 2015. He has work at Pointe-à-Callière museum, the Montreal Holocaust Museum and has been working at The Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program  since 2015. In his current position as manager of Education Initiatives, Marc-Olivier creates resources and connects teachers and students across Canada with this material. He also organizes conferences in Canada to support scholarly engagement with survivor testimony and teacher development workshops to help educators feel comfortable teaching about this sensible topic.