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Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus, Leo & Sala Goldhar Conference & Celebration Centre

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The third annual symposium exclusively for children of Holocaust survivors (and/or their partners) is a forum for education, discussion and engagement. 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.

Featuring two compelling keynotes from descendants of survivors: “Knowing – and Not Knowing -- My Holocaust Survivor Parents,” a lecture from Dr. Eva Fogelman (noted psychotherapist and author), and “Contested Memories: History in Dispute,” a closing address from Rabbi Dr. Steven Jacobs (author, Professor of History at Alabama University). The program includes four informative and timely workshops and four closed “Personal Sharing” sessions, moderated by psychotherapists and social workers. For complete information, see registration link.

Morning Keynote Address #1:

Knowing -- and Not Knowing -- My Holocaust Survivor Parents

Dr. Eva Fogelman was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Kassel, Germany, after World War II. She is a psychologist, writer, filmmaker and a pioneer in the treatment of psychological effects of the Holocaust on survivors and their descendants. She was one of the first psychotherapists to lead counselling groups for children of survivors She also did seminal research on non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust, and wrote the Pulitzer Prize nominated book, Conscience and Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust, illuminating the psychology and history of the people who defied German law during the Third Reich.

Afternoon Keynote Address #2:

Contested Memories: History in Dispute

Australian historian Paul R. Bartrop wrote, “We should be aware of who is telling the story and to whom it is intended the story be told”. Prof. Steven Jacobs will discuss how that story—the Holocaust/Shoah—is now ours as our parents’ and grandparents’ leave us; we are now their storytellers. This lecture will advise us that with our obligation to do so, telling their stories carries with it a whole host of complicated factors as we accept this legacy of responsibility.

Steven Leonard Jacobs is Professor of Religious Studies and Aaron Aronov Endowed Chair of Judaic Studies at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA. He is the author, editor, and translator of many books and more than 50 articles. His primary fields of interest are the Hebrew Bible including the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish-Christian Relations, the Holocaust/Shoah, and historical and contemporary genocides. Professor Jacobs is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Antisemitism: Exploring the Issues as well as a biography of a survivor of the Kovno Ghetto.

REGISTRATION NOTES

Participants may choose two of eight 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 all fees: 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. You will be prompted to choose workshops after you register; your credit card will not be charged until the registration process is complete.

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.

Kashruth observed.

NOTES:
Please remember that Daylight Saving Time changes at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 4.

SCHEDULE:

Registration/Refreshments: 9:15 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

Greetings: 10:00 a.m.

Morning Keynote: 10:15 a.m.

Morning sessions: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch: 12:45 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote: 1:30 p.m.

Afternoon sessions: 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Dessert Reception: 4:00 p.m.

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