Are you a teacher? Do you want to deepen your knowledge of the Holocaust and, more broadly, genocide? Wondering how to tackle these sensitive subjects in class? Are you looking for educational resources? Register for our Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide training seminar.

The seminar will take place on:
–  Monday, June 27 (all day), in-person at the Montreal Holocaust Museum
– Monday, July 4 (half-day), in a virtual format

The seminar is made possible by the Asper Foundation.

Objectives of Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide

Throughout the seminar, you will:
– Become better equipped to teach about the Holocaust and other genocides
Share your experiences of teaching the Holocaust and genocide with other educators
– Discover diverse resources to address these sensitive subjects in class
– Reflect on the importance of integrating the six concepts of historical thinking into your teaching approach


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Program details

All activities listed will take place in English, unless otherwise noted. For the French program running concurrently, click here.

Keynote address by Pierre Anctil

(in French, simultaneous translation provided)

Contextualizing the Holocaust

This lecture will attempt to situate the events related to the destruction of European Judaism, commonly called the Holocaust or the Shoah, within a broader historical and international context, especially regarding the effects of anti-Jewish persecution on Canadian society before, during and after the Second World War. Topics addressed will include Canadian migration policies during this crucial period, as well as antisemitism in Quebec during the 1930’s. 

About the speaker

Pierre Anctil, professor, Department of History, University of Ottawa

His research bears on the different aspects of Canadian identity and on the emergence of a field of research specifically dealing with Canada. He is also interested in ethnicity in Canada, issues on a Quebec and national level, election results in Quebec and Canada, on the Jewish community of Canada and Montréal, and more precisely on anti-Semitism, secularism, linguistic integration and racism in Canadian society. He also specializes in Canadian Yiddish literature and culture.

Pierre Anctil

Discovery Tour of the MHM’s permanent exhibition

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Other activities

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