Dialogue for Descendants

The Neuberger’s Dialogue for Descendants (D4D) committee provides specialized programming for children of Holocaust survivors and their partners. Launched in 2016, D4D features a full-day symposium during the Neuberger's annual Holocaust Education Week plus other dynamic and meaningful programs throughout the year.  

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Spring 2018 Program

Join D4D for an exciting program for descendants of Holocaust survivors and their partners. Filmmaker and York University Professor Julia Creet and journalist John Lorinc, who covers urban affairs for the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star, both grew up unaware that they were children of Holocaust survivors.

In this facilitated conversation, the speakers will share their respective discoveries of their hidden heritage, highlighting lesser-known stories of Holocaust survivors who tried to forget. Julia and John will offer alternative perspectives to the typical descendant narrative.  

Prior to the program, attendees can visit the Neuberger’s 
Anita Ekstein Holocaust Resource Library to search for their parents’ testimonies in the Canadian Collections of the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.

Thursday, May 31 | 6:30PM 
Lipa Green Centre | Tamari Hall, Rooms 8 & 9 
4600 Bathurst Street |Toronto

Cost | $18 
Registration closes May 29.
Space is limited, pre-registration required


Dessert Reception | 6:30PM – 7:00PM
Program | 7:00PM – 8:30PM

D4D Symposium

The D4D full-day symposium is designed as a meaningful forum for education, discussion and engagement. Featuring keynote speakers and interactive workshops, participants consider different perspectives on their role in perpetuating the future of Holocaust memory and examine their unique experiences as children of survivors.

2017 D4D Symposium ยป

November 5, 2017

Following the success of the 2016 program the Neuberger is excited to offer the D4D Symposium again in 2017. This year's program will bring together hundreds of children of Holocaust survivors to hear renowned speakers and participate in inspiring workshops. Mark your calendar for this exciting event and stay tuned for more information. 

Registration NOW OPEN. Register here for this year's symposium.

Dialogue for Descendants Committee 

Co-Chairs: Dori Ekstein and Marilyn Sinclair

Members: Isaac Applebaum, Tamara Balitsky, Faye Blum, Marlene Brickman, Annette Filler, Michelle Glied, Alan Lipszyc, Honey Sherman z"l, Cori Shiff, Dorothy Tessis, Myra York

Neuberger Staff Advisor: Mary Siklos