RVCC Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies with the Montreal Holocaust Museum will host an International Kristallnacht Commemoration. This special event will include the Virtual Kick-off Tour of the Montreal Holocaust Museum Exhibit, And in 1948, I Came to Canada: The Holocaust in Six Dates, located at RVCC. Additionally, the survivor Elie Dawang, one of the persons highlighted in the exhibit, will share his testimony. There will be a Q&A with Elie Dawang following the presentation. This event is being co-hosted with Eszter Andor, Commemoration and Oral History Coordinator from The Montreal Holocaust Museum, and Michelle Edgar, Program Specialist from Raritan Valley Community College Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Elie Dawang’s Testimony

Elie Dawang was born to Lithuanian-Jewish parents in 1934 in Paris, France. His father, Faiwish, had a radio manufacturing business, and his mother, Shaina, was a housewife. Elie was six years old when the Nazis occupied France. His harrowing story of survival is highlighted in the Montreal Holocaust Museum Exhibit currently open to the public at RVCC, And in 1948, I Came to Canada: The Holocaust in Six Dates. We are honored to hear from Elie Dawang during this Kristallnacht Commemoration.

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