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Icon of the event HEW - Ella Burakowski and the story of Hidden Gold
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Downsview

Author Ella Burakowski, a second-generation Holocaust survivor, wanted readers to feel, hear, smell and experience what it was like to survive the darkness that was the Holocaust. Hidden Gold is her family?s story told in a p...

Icon of the event In Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Leonard Vis - Holocaust Education Week
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Palmerston

Join us for a moving discussion and personal account with Mr. Leonard Vis - a Holocaust survivor. Mr. Vis born in Amsterdam, Holland, in 1930. After Nazi Germany occupied the Netherlands, his family went into hiding. They all...

Icon of the event Newspaper Resources on the Internet
Wed Oct 19, 2016 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Learn how to find newspapers and news sources from different countries and places on the Internet. To register call 416-393-7209.

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week: Children of the Holocaust
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Beaches

Join us for a special screening of animated short documentary films created by BBC Learning and Fettle Animation. A Q&A session following the screening will be moderated by a Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Centre Peer Educator.

Icon of the event Photographing Architectural Change in Toronto
Wed Oct 26, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Documentary photographer Peter MacCallum will begin his illustrated talk by showing how Toronto?s first official photographer, Arthur Goss, documented our city?s rapid development between 1911 and 1940. He will then present h...

Icon of the event The Art of Cartography
Ongoing event running from Sat Aug 13, 2016 - Sun Oct 16, 2016
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Discover the unexpected beauty of world maps, sea charts, city plans, and atlases from the 16th to the 19th century. This free exhibit features world maps, atlases, manuscript maps, sea charts, celestial maps, city plans and ...

Icon of the event Architecture in Beaches Community
Tue Oct 04, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Please join us for a special meeting of the Beaches Historical Society, part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of Beaches Library. Local historian Gene Domagala and Barbara Myrvold (Senior Services Specialist, Toronto Pub...

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week Speaker
Mon Nov 14, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Jane/Dundas

In honour of Holocaust Education Week and in partnership with the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, Denise Hans will be speaking about her personal experiences during the Holocaust....

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week ft. Gershon Willinger
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Join us on this day, to share the life experience of Holocaust survivor, Gershon Willinger. He was born in Amsterdam, Holland, in 1942 to German-Jewish parents who were later murdered in Sobibor in July 1943. He was placed i...

Icon of the event In Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Wychwood

During Holocaust Education Week, listen to Mr. Howard Chandler relate his personal experiences during the Holocaust....