A A A

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

2017 IHRD Program - The Evidence Room

Thank you to all who joined us on January 29 for the 2017 IHRD Lecture and Toronto Book Launch of The Evidence Room

Featuring the project's architects and producers Robert Jan van Pelt, Anne BordeleauDonald McKay and Sascha Hastings.

Evidence Room larger

Thank you to our partners New Jewish Press and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto and to our generous sponsors the Esther Bem Memorial Fund.

Watch the lecture here:


Thank you to all who joined us on January 27, 2016 for a lecture entitled, "The Future of Holocaust History," from Michael R. Marrus, Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies, University of Toronto

Watch the lecture here:

Thank you to our partners at the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto and program sponsors, the Esther Bem Memorial Fund.


About International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD)*, an annual day of commemoration to honour the victims of the Nazi era.

*Designated by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005.


Previous January 27 Programming

The Neuberger first commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2010 with a lecture from Professor Leonid Livak about the Jewish Persona in the European Imagination.

On January 27, 2011, the Neuberger presented the second-annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day lecture with Dr. Frank Bialystok. Read about the program in the Canadian Jewish News here. In 2012, the program featured Professors Robert Jan van Pelt and Michiel Horn on At the Edge of the Abyss: David Koker's Concentration Camp Diary. In 2013, our fourth-annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day lecture featured Professor Doris Bergen, Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor in Holocaust Studies, U of T. 2014's program featured a lecture exploring looted art during the Holocaust and the recent case of the Munich Art Trove. 

Presented together with the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto and generously sponsored by the Esther Bem Memorial Fund.

2015 was a special year, marking the 70th anniversary of liberation. International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on January 27 as the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. To mark this important year, we offered several opportunities for the public to learn and reflect. Thank you to all of the program participants, partners and attendees.

The sixth-annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture, generously sponsored by the Esther Bem Memorial Fund, took place on Sunday, January 25 at the Royal Ontario Museum. On Tuesday, January 27, together with the March of the Living Toronto, we hosted a special daytime opportunity to hear voices of liberation, 70 years later. On Wednesday, January 28, the Neuberger o co-presented a panel on the Lodz Ghetto photographs of Henryk Ross, the subject of a unique Art Gallery of Ontario exhibition opening on January 31.