Canada Auschwitz

The Truth About Auschwitz

Catherine Chatterley | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada Impact
Catherine Chatterley

The Antisemitism Institute I direct in Canada received several inquiries about the accuracy of an article published under the provocative title Ukrain...

Auschwitz 70 Years Later: Universal Lessons for Our Time

Irwin Cotler | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

I write at an important moment of remembrance and reminder, of bearing witness, and of action. I write also in the immediate aftermath of anti-Semitic terror and killing in France, and in the midst of ongoing mass atrocities by Boko Haram in Nigeria, ethnic cleansing in Darfur and South Sudan, and killing fields in Syria and elsewhere. And so, at this important historical moment, we should ask ourselves: What have we learned in the last 70 years, and more importantly, what must we do?

He Survived 'Hell On Earth'

CBC | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada

At 17, David Shentow didn't know he had arrived at the Nazis' most notorious camp when he was ordered off a train outside Auschwitz at ...

Canadian Holocaust Survivors Return To Auschwitz For First Time

CP | Liam Casey, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Living

A Canadian woman who was one of the few children to come out of Auschwitz alive on liberation day in 1945 has returned to the infamous Nazi death camp...

Auschwitz: "It's Not the Sights so Much as the Sounds"

Vac Verikaitis | Posted 05.10.2014 | Canada
Vac Verikaitis

My mother very rarely talked about what happened to her in the Second World War. There were short bursts of recollection, little anecdotes of walking for days on end, seeing bodies scattered in the road. Bombed out buildings. Soldiers and military vehicles everywhere. But the essence of her story was missing. Or not told.

Israeli Parliament to Hold Historic Meet at Auschwitz

Arsen Ostrovsky | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Arsen Ostrovsky

On January 27, 2014, the largest-ever delegation of Knesset (Israeli Parliament) members will convene overseas -- on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau, together with Holocaust survivors, for a historic gathering on combating anti-Semitism.

Lessons From My Father: Strategies for Resilience and Survival

Jill Gabrielle Klein | Posted 10.03.2013 | Canada Living
Jill Gabrielle Klein

My father had to cope with an unfathomable situation: At the young age of 16, he was a prisoner in Auschwitz..Recently, he and I have begun speaking to business executives about resilience--the ability to face adverse events with fortitude and to enact successful coping strategies.

Euro 2012 is Euro 1939, the Sports Edition

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

When black Dutch players received their Jim Crow-inspired welcome in Krakow last week, we were shocked, stunned, and depressed -- but hardly surprised. This stuff ain't new in that part of the world. Meanwhile a portion of the 10,000 Russian fans who have bought tickets will be holding a march from central Warsaw to the stadium. Poles view it as "provocative." Can you really blame them?

A Sunny Day in Auschwitz

Avrum Rosensweig | Posted 06.19.2012 | Canada
Avrum Rosensweig

It was a cool spring day, and the sunlight shone kindly down on Auschwitz. Beyond the barbed wire, villagers walked briskly to church in their Sunday finest. Eva walked in queue with the other women and children toward "the showers," a place the adults knew was the gas chamber. They were 200 meters away.