Yom HaShoah Ceremony 2018 – April 12th, Pier 21

The AJC’s 2018 Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Ceremony in Halifax will take place this year on Thursday, April 12, at 7 PM, at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. 

The event will feature a candle-lighting ceremony, a presentation from the teenage participants of the 2017 Asper Foundation Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program, and a talk from special guest Allan Rosenfeld, a physician and Holocaust Education advocate from Toronto who recently published his first book entitled Holocaust Lumber.

 

Reserve your seat here to confirm your attendancehttps://yomhashoahpier21.eventbrite.ca

About Holocaust Lumber:
Growing up on a lumberyard just outside Toronto, Allan knew that he was different from most other kids. But it wasn’t the stacks of wood or the hard work of helping out around the yard that defined him – it was his role as the child of two Holocaust survivors. Always and above all else, Allan knew that his parents had suffered through terrible atrocities, and that he couldn’t cause them any more pain, under any circumstances.

Holocaust Lumber is a collection of 30 short stories that capture the complexities and humanity of his parents. Told with unflinching honesty, these stories capture a world of lumber and love, a setting of sweetness and survival, a nightmare of guilt, and the lighthearted, absurd moments that are part of all families.

Interested in being part of our annual reading of the names event, also on Yom HaShoah? Please click here for more information: 

Unto Every Person There Is A Name 

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