January 27, 2016, 4:00-5:30pm, Farquhar Auditorium Lobby, University Centre
As part of the 2nd Annual
Holocaust Awareness Week and to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance
Day on campus, Hillel BC in collaboration with the Jewish Students Association,
the History Undergraduate Society, the Jewish Federation of Victoria and
Vancouver Island, the Kristallnacht Commemoration Planning Committee from the
Victoria Holocaust Remembrance and Education Society, UVic Food Services, UVic
Multifaith Services and the Departments of History and European Studies are
holding a Special Presentation on January 27, 2016 from 4:00-5:30 pm in the
Farquhar Auditorium Lobby at University Centre. This is a free event.
Speakers include representatives from the
Jewish Students Association, the History Undergraduate Society, Carmel Tanaka on
behalf of Hillel BC, Dr. Kristin Semmens (Holocaust Educator) and a
representative from the Victoria Holocaust Remembrance and Education Society.
In addition to musical performances, there will also be a
candle lighting ceremony and the rebuilding of a symbolic broken window
involving student leaders, descendants of Holocaust survivors, UVic professors
who dedicate their lives to Holocaust Education, UVic Campus Security, UVic Administration,
as well as the Jewish, Multi-faith and international communities of Victoria.
Lastly, there will be a week-long exhibit on display at
Mystic Market, a few steps away from the Lobby, featuring personal stories of
UVic students who are descendants of Holocaust survivors. Be sure to take a
look before or after the presentation.