On Tuesday March 8th 2016, the South Delta Secondary School and Delta School District is LiveStreaming a “Symposium on the Holocaust.” Organized in partnership with Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, this event will provide a free, online LiveStream of a presentation by a Holocaust Survivor, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A time.
Please watch this Symposium on the Holocaust on our LiveStream account
SD Library Learning Commons
It will also be broadcast on our Library Learning Commons website and SDSS’s website.
We welcome any high school teachers and their students to watch the Symposium on March 8th, and to participate by sending in questions through the online forum that will be provided. The streaming of the event will happen through LiveStream and will be be available for viewing on this site.
Please register for the LiveStreaming here.
For the students at South Delta Secondary who will be attending the Symposium face-to-face, the event will start at 8:45am. The first hour of the morning will be providing some background context to the students, including a viewing of the BBC series World at War: Episode 20 (Genocide).This section of the event will not be livestreamed.
We encourage any teachers participating in the LiveStream of this symposium to provide their students with the necessary background knowledge on the topic.
The livestreaming will begin again at 10:00am (PST) and will last until around 11:45am (PST).
Schedule and Speakers
3rd Annual Symposium on the Holocaust
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
8:45 – 8:50 : WELCOME Sharon Doyle, Teacher-Librarian, South Delta Secondary (LIVESTREAMED)
8:50 – 9:25 : “UNDERSTANDING THE HOLOCAUST: FIRST STEPS” Dr. Chris Friedrichs (LIVESTREAMED)
9:25 – 9:55 : WORLD AT WAR: GENOCIDE Film (NOT LIVESTREAMED)
9:55 – 10:00 : STRETCH BREAK
10:00 – 10:45 : KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Lilian Boraks-Nemetz, Holocaust Survivor (LIVESTREAMED)
10:45 – 11:20 : PANEL DISCUSSION & STUDENTS’ QUESTIONS (LIVESTREAMED)
LILLIAN BORAKS-NEMETZ was born in Warsaw, Poland, and survived the Holocaust as a child. After being incarcerated in the Warsaw Ghetto for eighteen months, she hid, under a false identity, for the remainder of the war in several Polish villages.
Lillian’s family immigrated to Canada, first arriving in Montreal, Quebec in 1947. In 1949 they moved to Vancouver, then to Victoria, BC, where she attended St. Margaret’s School for girls.
In 1965 she began studies at the University of British Columbia. This led to Bachelors and Masters degrees in Comparative Literature. She has been teaching Creative Writing at the University of BC from 1980 to the present time.
In 1989, Lillian co-founded the Holocaust Child Survivor Group of Vancouver, BC, and was Chair for four years. She is an ongoing speaker for the Holocaust Centre for Education and Remembrance, in its Outreach Program, giving frequent talks on the Holocaust and racism to Elementary and Secondary School students.
Her novel for young adults, The Old Brown Suitcase won the 1995 Sheila A. Egoff Childrens’ BC literary prize. It also won the Rachel Bassin Prize of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto, and was short-listed for the Geoffrey Bilson children’s historical prize. The book is presently on the recommended reading list for BC schools. It has been anthologized by Sarah Ellis in her new collection of stories for young readers titled Girls Own published by Penguin Canada, 2001, and in Tapestry of Hope, Tundra, 2003.
PROFESSOR CHRIS FRIEDRICHS is a Professor of History at the University of British Columbia, where he has taught European and world history since 1973. He is a specialist on German history. His most recent book is entitled A Jewish Youth in Desden: The Diary of Louis Lesser, 1833-1837. Professor Friedrichs has been involved in Holocaust education activities in Vancouver for many years.
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