Legacy Symposium

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Legacy Symposium for Young Professionals

The eighth annual symposium features engaging workshops that invite participants in their 20s and 30s to explore different pivotal moments that have shaped this generation’s understanding of the Holocaust. Sessions will address the topic by presenting innovative research, thought provoking discussions, survivor engagement and new media. Presenters include HEW 2017 Scholar–in–Residence Professor Jeffrey ShandlerDr. Roman TöppelMatthew Shoychet director of the documentary The Last Nazi Trials (2018), Lakehead University’s Professor Valerie Hébert and more special guests.

In honour of Canada 150, this year’s Legacy Symposium keynote presentation will explore the experiences of individuals who fled war-torn countries to find refuge in Toronto. Panelists include a Holocaust survivor, a survivor of the Rwandan Genocide and a recently-arrived Syrian refugee. They will discuss their immigration and integration into Canadian society sharing challenges, successes and achievements. Through these themes, the audience will gain a more fulsome understanding of how Canada has transformed since the late 1940s into the diverse multicultural country it is today. Now, more than ever, it is important to hear these messages of hope and positivity as their stories compel us to reflect on our roles as active Canadian citizens.

Registration required.
Register online at legacysymposiumhew2017.eventbrite.ca.

Co-presented by University of Toronto's Centre for Jewish Studies. 
The Legacy Symposium is generously sponsored by Honey & Barry Sherman, Apotex Foundation. They are proud to support the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in their important work towards making the world a better place. The reception is generously sponsored by Sylvia & Edward Fisch in honour of their children and grandchildren: Sherri, Darryl, Michelle, Randall, Adam, Marla, Zackary, Rachel, Aaron and Sidra; and Dorothy & Pinchas Gutter in memory of his twin sister, Sabina. The workshops are generously sponsored by Eleanor & Martin Maxwell in memory of his sisters, Josephine and Erna Meisels who died in the Holocaust. Additional support is provided in memory of Cesia & Carl Mahler by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.