What was Canada’s reaction to the Holocaust (1933-1945) and the Cambodian Genocide (1975-1979)? What courses of action were possible at the time? What incites governments, organiations, and private citizens to take action save lives? Explore these questions with your students through the “Exploring the Evidence: The Holocaust, Cambodian Genocide, and Canadian Intervention” learning activity.
Meeting of Labour Zionist party in Warsaw, 1919
Loaned by Frances Nemetz Lew.
Kiddush blessing before the Sabbath meal.
Actors in a play on the occasion of Purim at Chorostkow, Poland, 1934.
The wedding of Stephan Molnar and Edith Gero, Budapest, Hungary,1932.
Polish Jews before the Holocaust
Call of the Shofar during the High Holidays.
Salomon and Sara Heiss in their grocery store, Vienna, Austria, 1933.
Eastern European Jew before the Holocaust.
Elie Dawang and his parents, Paris, 1938.
Jewish children in a daycare centre, Paris, 1934.
Jewish students, Hungary, 1939.
Novak family in the Czech Republic, 1935.
Erika Urbach, with her teddy bear, Poland, 1927.
Friends in a park, Paris, 1934.
1932 election ballot in
Germany showing a vote for Adolf Hitler
Passers-by who look at broken windows during the November Pogroms (Kristallnacht - Crystal Night)
Page of the German antisemitic book for children "Trust No Fox on his Green Heath
And No Jew on his Oath"
A Jewish man is humiliated
by Nazi soldiers who
are cutting his beard.
concentration camp, 1946.
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- The teaching guide
- Student materials
- Appendices: Documents and glossaries pertaining to the Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide, the genocide, etc.
- “A Brief History of the Holocaust” Reference Tool
- A DVD containing photos and excerpts of survivor testimonies
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Designed for: Contemporary World, Secondary 5, Ethics and Religious Culture