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Holocaust Awareness

Holocaust Awareness Committee of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg

Composed of survivors, members of the Second Generation Group, alumni of the March of the Living and educators, the Committee:

  ·   Organizes Holocaust Awareness Week - a week of commemorative services and educational programs around Yom Hashoah.

  ·   Organizes Kristallnacht programming.

For further information about Holocaust Awareness, contact the Community Relations Director, Shelley Faintuch at (204) 477-7423 or 

For more information on the following, click the links below:

March of the Living

Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre

Jewish Child and Family Service


Shoah Week in Photos 

April 15-20 marked Holocaust Awareness Week in 2012. Please visit our photo gallery for images of our memorial service and public commemoration.

"Voices of Winnipeg Holocaust Survivors"

"Voices of Winnipeg Holocaust Survivors" documents the experiences of more than 70 local survivors before, during and after the Holocaust. Edited by Belle Millo, Chair of the Holocaust Education Centre and designed by Gustavo Rymberg, formerly of Winnipeg, the hardcover 432 page book is available for purchase at the Jewish Heritage Centre office for $36 (including GST). Voices of Winnipeg Holocaust Survivors represents the culmination of several years of work, which began more than a decade ago with the Manitoba Holocaust Heritage Project. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards digitization of survivor audio and video testimony and Holocaust education.

Permanent Holocaust Gallery at Museum

Sign the online petition!

To counter those in Canada who do not want to see the inclusion of a pemanent Holocaust Gallery in the upcoming Canadian Museum for Human rights, the Jewish Heritage Centre has created an online petition that it will present to the Content Advisory Committee of the museum. For background on the situation, click here. Sign online petition.

Restitution for Holocaust Survivors

For information regarding your claims/applications contact Jewish Child and Family Service at 477-7430. For detailed information on the various restitution program, contact the New York Claims Conference. Email questions to: or access their website: