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Icon of the event In Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor
Mon Nov 03, 2014 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
North York Central Library

Our speaker, Denise Hans, was born in Paris, France in 1938. In 1942, after her father, aunt and uncle were taken from her home and murdered, her mother sought places to hide her six children and two nieces. Denise was hidde...

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Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How the interpretation of the Great War has evolved from a just...

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week - Anne Eidlitz
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

In Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor. This program features Belgian Holocaust survivor Anne Eidlitz who will speak about her personal experiences during the Holocaust. Anne Eidlitz was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1936. ...

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week - Howard Chandler
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Howard Chandler was born in Wierzbnik, Poland in 1928. He was a prisoner in Starachowice Labour Camp between 1942 and 1944, then in Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buchenwald and Theresienstadt between 1944 and 1945. He immigrated to Can...

Icon of the event In Conversation with Survivor Rose Lipszyc - Holocaust Education Week
Tue Nov 04, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

"It's a Beautiful World, but there's No Place for Us."...

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week featuring Andy Réti
Tue Nov 04, 2014 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us in learning the story of Andy Réti. Andy Réti was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1942. He survived in the Budapest Ghetto together with his mother and paternal grandmother. His father was murdered in a forced labour cam...

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week: Edith Gelbard - Mon Témoignage Personnel
Tue Nov 04, 2014 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Edith Gelbard, survivante de l'holocauste, va discuter de son expérience comme enfant juif caché en France durant la 2e guerre mondiale. Edith est l'héroine d'un livre, 'Hiding Edith' ('L'histoire d'Edith: une histoire vraie'...

Icon of the event Flying to Glory: Tribute to the RCAF
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mimico Centennial

Author Sandra Dempsey presents a performance-reading of excerpts from her acclaimed play "Flying to Glory." Flying to Glory follows the journeys of two boyhood pals who enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. Sandra h...

Icon of the event In Conversation With a Holocaust Survivor
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

During Holocaust Education Week listen to Mr. Edward Fisch relate his experiences during the Holocaust.Two classes will be invited but the program is open to interested adults....

Icon of the event Zeppelin Raids on England during World War 1
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

The Zeppelin raids on London and other districts in the U.K. during WW1 caused panic and confusion amongst the general public, the Military High Command and the Government. These giant airships, pioneered by the German Count ...