November is Holocaust Education Month

November is Holocaust Education Month
Posted on 10/27/2022
November is Holocaust Education Month

Recognized each year in November, Holocaust Education Month provides an important opportunity for students, staff, and families to learn more about the history and legacy of the Holocaust.

It is also a time to honour and remember the over six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis, and the countless other victims who suffered during the Holocaust.

At the OCDSB, it is our obligation to educate, prevent, challenge and address antisemitism in all its forms. Educating students about the Holocaust, equipping staff members with helpful resources and lessons, and sharing additional information with families is an important part of this responsibility. 

We know that learning from our past is critical to shaping a more inclusive future. We must continue working together to build a future that is free of antisemitism and hate. Resources and learning opportunities have been shared with educators in order to help guide student learning during Holocaust Education Month. In addition, there are a number of opportunities for students and families to participate in events as well. Please continue reading to learn more.

Participate in an Event

Please note, events and learning opportunities geared specifically towards educators have been shared directly with OCDSB staff.

  • For the Child Exhibit: “For the Child” is photographic exhibition that tells the story of the organized rescue transport of Jewish children to Great Britain in 1938-1939. The exhibit is open at City Hall during regular opening hours until October 31, 2022.
  • Holocaust Education Month Launch Event: At 7:00 p.m. on November 10, the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship is hosting a virtual event featuring award-winning Holocaust historian, Dr. Wendy Lower.

Additional Resources

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