“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
On 5 March 2013, Canada assumed the Chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and committed to an ambitious campaign in the year ahead to raise Holocaust awareness and fight antisemitism. Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney, along with this year’s Chair of the Alliance, Dr. Mario Silva, attended a ceremony in Berlin where Belgium handed over the Chairmanship to Canada.
Organized by the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair of Holocaust Studies and the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto, and the Government of Canada, this international academic conference will showcase and consider new Holocaust-related research by new scholars in the field.
Teachers who demonstrate excellence in Holocaust education are now eligible to win a $5,000 award for their school, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced on 27 January.
Parliamentarians from across the world, convened this week in Ottawa, Canada, for the second Conference and Summit of the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism. The Summit reaffirmed the London Declaration on Combating Antisemitism and issued the Ottawa Protocol as an international declaration in response to the alarming increase of world-wide antisemitism.
Last week at the Ottawa Conference on Combating Antisemitism, the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism and the Austrian Embassy Ottawa organized the screening of the Austrian film documentary "Estranged Passengers - In Search of Viktor Ullmann". Also last week dring the Holocaust Education Week in Toronto, the Austrian Embassy and the Cultural Forum Ottawa presented the Austrian documentary "The Man on the Balcony" by Kurt Brazda.