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Train tracks lead to a distant building recognizable as the Auschwitz-Birkenau gate house


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January 26, 2020 1:30PM


The future of Holocaust memory: 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau


Join Richard Lowy as he shares first-hand the story of his father Leo, a Holocaust survivor.

During the Second World War, Leo and his twin sister Miriam greatly suffered at the hands of Josef Mengele, who performed inhumane medical experiments on Jewish and Roma twins in Auschwitz. 

Richard’s presentation will be followed by the 60-minute documentary Leo’s Journey, which recounts this story and is narrated by Christopher Plummer.

The Winnipeg Youth Chorus will perform selected movements from I Believe, an oratorio for humanity composed by Winnipeg-based Zane Zalis.

The Museum is proud to partner with the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada and Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre in presenting this event to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Cost: Free ticket required
When: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1, Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Additional details on the variety of programs that commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which this year also marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.


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