“We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
This 34th year of programming features more than 100 programs that take place in venues across Toronto and in Ontario communities from 2-9 November 2014.
Anchored on the theme of Collaboration, HEW 2014 explores the distinct ways in which individuals and groups participated in and responded to Shoah. Programming during HEW 2014 represents diverse human experiences ranging from those who purposely chose to collaborate with the Nazis, to those who defied them and refused to cooperate, collaborating instead in resistance.
One of the most comprehensive educational forums in the world, HEW 2014 presents a group of outstanding experts-in- residence. The scholar is Prof. Doris Bergen (University of Toronto), whose essay in the official program guide provides an overview of the theme; the educator is Martin Hagmayr (Austria) whose work with the pedagogical department of Hartheim Castle delves into the notorious Nazi T4 program; and the artist is Toronto-based Bernice Eisenstein whose compositions can be found on the cover and pages of the program guide. HEW 2014 is an inclusive week of programming that aims to educate about the variety of aspects and implications of the Holocaust, its victims, survivors, and legacies.
See the program guide for a complete list of programs. All programs are free of charge unless otherwise indicated. A letter from IHRA Chair Sir Andrew Burns can be read on page 3 of the programme guide.