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Institutions in Canada marked Holocaust Education Week 2012 with a number of events.


Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today that former Member of Parliament Mario Silva will chair the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF) during the 2013 Canadian Chairmanship.


The Canadian government is asking for input from citizens on the planned National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa.


The 31st Annual Holocaust Education Week will be held from November 1-9, 2011 in Toronto.


The Holocaust Education Series is presented by the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre from October 26 to November 6, 2011: 10 days of testimonies, workshops, films, expert presentations and discussions that place memory at the heart of our future.

The Holocaust Education Series helps us all understand how human rights violations and genocide are part of our history. Further knowledge about the Holocaust and about acting today on prejudice and for human rights is clearly a stepping stone to living together in harmony.


John Baird, Foreign Affairs Minister and minister responsible for the National Capital Commission, today announced that the Government of Canada is now seeking nominations of individuals to sit on a council to support the National Holocaust Monument, which will be built in the National Capital Region.


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.


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.