November 2 - 29, 2017
Over the past fifty years there has been a phenomenal rise in the number of Holocaust museums. This exhibition presents a sampling of these museums from around the globe to show how the narratives and stories shared by these institutions have significantly impacted how the Holocaust is understood. These museums position the events of the Holocaust and its legacy as relevant to our present and future, considering that generations of students are learning about the Holocaust through visits to these institutions.
Image: An artist’s rendering of the Holocaust exhibit at the soon‐tobe‐opened Amud Aish Memorial Museum in Brooklyn, N.Y. Image courtesy of Amud Aish Memorial Museum, 2017
This year’s theme for Holocaust Education Week 2017 is Pivotal Moments, where we examine the specific events that have shaped our understanding of the Holocaust through a range of programs taking place across the Greater Toronto Area. The museumification of the Holocaust figures prominently in the landscape of Holocaust learning and by examining these museums, we can consider how to best approach Holocaust education in a future without survivors.