Join us at the vernissage of the new virtual exhibit Building New Lives, made possible with the support of the Virtual Exhibits Investment Program, Virtual Museum of Canada.
Follow the journeys of Holocaust survivors who rebuilt their lives in Canada and made lifelong contributions to this country. Historian, Adara Goldberg and Sarah Engelhard, one of 20 Holocaust survivors featured in the exhibit, will be present. A selection of artefacts related to the immigration of Holocaust survivors to Canada will also be on display.
The Virtual Exhibit, Building New Lives
After the Holocaust, Canada became home to over 35,000 Jewish refugees. Learn about this unique history through a collection of video testimonies recorded by archives and Holocaust education organizations throughout the country.
- What challenges did survivors face when they arrived?
- Where in Canada did they settle?
- Who helped them find a new home, work and education?
Through personal accounts, itineraries, and photographs, explore key dates of immigration, before, during and after the Second World War. Learn also about the life stories and contributions of Holocaust survivors who made their homes in communities across Canada.
The History of the Holocaust
The Holocaust was the systematic persecution and murder of 6 million Jews, organized by the Nazi State and its collaborators from 1933 to 1945.
In addition to committing genocide against the Jews, the Nazis committed genocide against the Roma and the Sinti.
Other marginalized groups were also persecuted during this period: people with disabilities, homosexuals, Slavic people, political opponents, and Jehovah Witnesses. (Montreal Holocaust Museum)