Legacy: Holocaust Education Week Symposium for Young Professionals

The 6th annual symposium features engaging workshops that invite participants in their 20s and 30s to consider different perspectives of liberation and life in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Sessions will address this theme through art making, survivor testimony, and thought-provoking discussions. The program concludes with a keynote presentation from Dr. Tomaz Jardim on the trials of Ilse Koch, often referred to as “The Bitch of Buchenwald.”

Workshops and presenters include:

  • From Refugee to Liberator with Martin Maxwell, Holocaust survivor and Jewish war veteran
  • A Personal Perspective on Postwar Justice with Bill Glied, Holocaust survivor, and Sherri Rotstein, Associate National Director, March of the Living Canada
  • Not Again - Holocaust Memorials and Monuments in the 21st Century with Eric Beck Rubin, writer, public speaker and university instructor
  • DP Camps - Jewish Transit Berlin, film, moderated by Stephanie Corazza
  • Unliberated Liberation - the Experience of Homosexuals Postwar with Jacob Evoy, UWO graduate student 
  • Deconstructing Holocaust Survivor Testimony with Michelle Fishman, Education Associate at the Neuberger 
  • Pen and Ink Perspectives of Liberation - art workshop with Rochelle Rubinstein, printmaker, painter, fabric and book artist 

Tomaz Jardim is a historian of modern Europe at Ryerson University. His first book, The Mauthausen Trial: American Military Justice in Germany (2011), explores the role of U.S. military commission courts in punishing concentration camp perpetrators. Jardim is currently working on a book on the three trials of Ilse Koch and is the recipient of the 2014 Faculty of Arts SRC Award for outstanding research by pre-tenured faculty.

A symposium for people in their 20s and 30s. The program is free of charge. Light lunch will be served; Kashruth observed. Register online to guarantee your space.

Presented by the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies. Generously co-sponsored by Marlene Brickman, in memory of her parents Regina and Berek Gertner; Eleanor and Martin Maxwell in memory of his sisters, Josephine and Erna Meisels; and by Annalee and Jeffrey Wagman.

Date & Time
Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 11:00am

Ryerson University, Oakham House, 55 Gould Street