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Dialogue for Descendants: “D4D” Symposium for Children of Holocaust Survivo...

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Schwartz/Reisman Centre

9600 Bathurst Street

Vaughan, ON L6A 3Z8

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The second annual symposium exclusively for children of Holocaust survivors (and/or their partners) is a forum for education, discussion and engagement. From childhood into adulthood, the children of survivors continue to experience pivotal moments in exploring their personal narratives in response to this shared tragic history. Featuring two keynote speakers, lectures, workshops and discussion sessions, participants will consider different perspectives on their experiences as the children of those who survived the Holocaust.

The symposium opens with a keynote address from Martin Himel, television director, producer and senior correspondent. Martin Himel has produced television series, ground-breaking documentaries and news coverage for major national and international broadcasters. He illustrates his talk with short clips from his most recent documentary, Secrets of Survival. The film highlights how some Holocaust survivor parents kept deep secrets from their newly-created families and how these old secrets, when brought to light, can change the course of their children’s lives.

The program concludes with a presentation from Helen Epstein, author of several books of literary non-fiction, including the ground-breaking Children of the Holocaust, one of the first books to examine the inter-generational transmission of trauma. It was a pivotal moment for children of survivors who finally had text to validate their own experiences. Originally published in 1979, the book has become a classic. Its sequel, Where She Came From: A Daughter's Search for Her Mother's History, reconstructs her own matrilineal history across two centuries and an extinct civilization. Now a grandmother, she will look back over 50 years of research and thinking about issues pertinent to the Second Generation.

Participants may choose two of six sessions/workshops via online registration — first come, first served. Attendance at this symposium is limited to children of Holocaust survivors (and/or their partners) — no exceptions. The program cost is $54 per person which includes full day symposium fees, light breakfast, lunch, snacks, dessert reception, free parking and printed materials. Attendees can only register for one person at a time.

Please advise that you may be photographed at this event, and in registering for this event, you are granting the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre permission to use and distribute your image.

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