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Yom Hasho’ah Community Events & Resources

April 7 - April 8

Yom Hasho’ah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, takes place on Wednesday evening April 7th-April
8th.

Here are some online resources to guide us in remembering, learning, and connecting with one another.

Cross-Canada Online Commemoration of the Holocaust
Thursday April 8, 2021 | 7PM
https://www.holocaustcentre.com/2021-cross-canada-yom-hashoah

For Children & Families
Students in grades 5, 6, and 7 are welcome to join the DJC’s Jewish Studies classes on April 8th for a special session with Margie Wolfe, co-author and publisher of The Promise. Please email Alysse Rich for more info and to receive the link.

Suggested Book for Middle School Students and Teens
Paper Hearts based on The Heart From Auschwitz, located at the Montreal Holocaust Museum.

Yom Hashoah Documentary and Film Resources
Yad Vashem in Jerusalem has a vast collection of videos, including historical films, survivor
testimonies, video lectures, and documentaries. They can be accessed here.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has an extensive collection of videos as well that you can find here and their vast YouTube channel is here.

PBS Frontline has four classic documentaries available here.

Netflix has a number of movies and documentaries that can be accessed through their search
function, under “Holocaust.” Included here is #Annefrank which scores 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

On Kanopy, you can find the Academy Award-winning Polish film Ida and many documentaries.

Nominated for an Academy this year is Colette, a wonderful and moving 24-minute documentary
about a French Resistance Fighter who is still alive today.

And finally, Birthplace, a strange, sad documentary from 1992 – almost a home movie – about a
Jewish man returning to Poland to discover what really happened to his family. Watch here.

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