International Holocaust Remembrance Day Program
Sunday, January 29th, 2017
|Sunday, January 29, 2017||11:00AM - 12:30PM||The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs|
1 Devonshire Place
Doors open at 10:30am.
The Evidence Room
Robert Jan van Pelt (and co-authors tbc)
Join the Neuberger for the annual IHRD lecture and a book launch of this companion piece to the critically-acclaimed exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Prof. Robert Jan van Pelt, a pivotal witness at the libel trial against Penguin Books and Deborah Lipstadt, incorporates some of the compelling visuals and testimony he used at the 2000 trial. Using a multi-layered approach, he demonstrates through forensic science the reality that Auschwitz-Birkenau was purposely designed as a factory of death.
The book will be available for purchase ($30) and author signing.
Generously supported by the Esther Bem Memorial Fund and presented in partnership with the New Jewish Press and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto.
Open to the public; no registration required.
About International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD), an annual day of commemoration to honour the victims of the Nazi era.
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