Teaching about the Holocaust can be challenging, but it is a critical piece of history that young people should learn—especially with the persistence of antisemitism in today’s society, as was recently witnessed with the hostage incident at Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, TX.
We at Ventura are taking take the opportunity on this year’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27th, to teach about the relevant lessons of this atrocity and honor the memory of its victims with students. To this end, our grade 7s are working with a representative from the Azreili foundation and supports of first person accounts from survivors. In our Learning Commons, we have curated resources to help commemorate this important date and build Holocaust understanding. Many activities and resources have been shared throughout our school. Help us commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day speaking to your family about International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
As part of ongoing Holocaust Remembrance events by the YRDSB and community partners, families are also invited to register for an evening with author Maksim Goldenshteyn being hosted by Anne Frank Public School. Please see the details below.